Celebrate Fall with a Red-Hot Gossip Girl-Inspired Cocktail
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Fall is officially here, my friends, and no one does fall like New York. To celebrate the turn of the seasons and the new release of our brand-new book, XOXO, A Cocktail Book, we’re mixing up a delight-fall cocktail worthy of the Upper East Side. If you’re a fan of cooler weather, hot buttered rum, or Gossip Girl, we know you’ll love it.
(aka Hot Buttered Rum)
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1 teaspoon soft butter
1 teaspoon brown sugar
dash of allspice
dash of ground cinnamon
dash of ground nutmeg
splash of vanilla extract
2 ounces dark rum
5 ounces hot water
Combine the butter, brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract in the bottom of a clear glass coffee mug and muddle well. Add the rum, and then hot water. Stir and serve.
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