I was going to continue with the theme of the last couple weeks and write about something with bitters in it. But I’ve been cold all day. The furnace has been working extra hard. I think I may have come very close to losing an earlobe to the walk back from breakfast at the Novia this morning.

I need restoration so I’m going to mix up something hot to dispel these arctic temperatures. If I awake tomorrow and discover the bone-chilling weather has moved on, I’ll know this drink has worked….

Playboy’s Hot Buttered Rum
2 oz dark rum
1/2 tsp maraschino liqueur
1 oz lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp butter
boiling water
1 slice lemon
freshly grated nutmeg
Pour rum, maraschino liqueur and lemon juice into a large mug. Add sugar and butter. Fill with boiling water. Stir until butter and sugar are disolved. Add lemon slice. Grate nutmeg on top.

This recipe comes courtesy of Thomas Mario and is the Hot Buttered Rum that was served at the lake Geneva Playboy Club-Hotel in the 70s.

Update, Friday morning 9:30 am: And voila! The thermometer outside my window says it is now a perfectly acceptable -10°C while the radio says we are headed towards a positively balmy -4°C. Behold the warming powers of Playboy’s Hot Buttered Rum!