After you finish all that good eatin' this Thanksgiving, here's some great after dinner drinks.
HOT BUTTERED RUM
3 Tbs. firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbs. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
3/4 cup rum
2 cups boiling water
4 cinnamon sticks
In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, butter, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Distribute evenly among 4 warmed mugs. Add 3 Tbs. rum to each mug, then fill with the boiling water, stirring well. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.
1/4 cup Calvados or applejack
1/4 cup apple syrup
1/4 to 1/2 cup hot water
4 or 5 thin apple slices
1 whole nutmeg for grating
In an 8-oz. glass, combine the Calvados and apple syrup. Top with the hot water and stir.
Add the apple slices and grate nutmeg to taste over the top. Serve immediately. Serves 1.
8 tsp. sugar, or to taste
1/2 cup whiskey
2 cups hot brewed coffee, or as needed
1/2 cup heavy cream, lightly beaten to form soft peaks
Place 2 tsp. sugar in each of 4 mugs. Add 2 Tbs. whiskey to each mug, then fill with coffee. Hold a spoon, rounded side up, over each mug and slowly pour the cream over the spoon, floating it on top of the coffee. Serves 4.
Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma