I understand if after the last "cocktail" recipe I posted, you didn't trust that this would actually be a recipe, but fear not - it is.
Winter is still in full force in Chicago, and even though we made it through the worst, our furnace definitely stopped working one night. So we packed up Luce and headed to the cheapest hotel that took pets and spent the night watching hotel cable and eating pizza. It was funny, because we felt like we should be pissed and frustrated, but it kind of fun. Here we were, in a hotel in our own city, on a work night, just kickin it. It was kind of fun to sleep in a different neighborhood for a change. Plus, look at this adorable bathroom it had!
It was an old building, that almost looked like apartments, that had not been renovated in aaaages, so this was definitely not an attempt at charming vintage, it was just the original seafoam tiles, hanging out long enough to come back in style once more.
Anyways! The cocktail! It's really easy:
1.) Take a small pat of butter (I used about 1/10 of a stick) and put it in the bottom of your glass.
2.) Sprinkle on one teaspoon of brown sugar, and one teaspoon of cinnamon.
3.) Fill 3/4 of the glass with apple cider and microwave for 15 seconds, or until warm. This will mostly melt the butter, but give it a quick stir to finish it off and give it that nice froth.
4.) Pour in rum to taste. Start with 2oz, adjust for how broken your furnace is.