Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hot Buttered Rumsfeld

hot and butteredAs you may have heard, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is stepping down. This, of course didn't come as a big surprise after the GOP didn't do so good at the polls on Tuesday. One of my spies in the capital told me that right after el presidente Bush announced Rumsfeld's resignation, el Rummy texted one of the senior pages in the White House. The text message read: brng me 1-hot butrd rum NOW :'( Hmm, okay, I'm making this up, but it could've happened.

INGREDIENTS (10 to 12 cocktails, or 2 big ones for Rumsfeld himself)

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Pinch salt
  • Bottle dark rum
  • Boiling water

In a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Refrigerate until almost firm. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into 12 small mugs. Pour about 3 ounces of rum into each mug (filling about halfway). Top with boiling water (to fill the remaining half), stir well, serve immediately, and waive your arms in the air like you just don't care!

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