Whispering Wreath

Whispering Wreath

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From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2009

This warm mixture is a distinctive twist on the classic hot buttered rum.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, plus 10 for garnish
  • ¼ cup fresh sage leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • 10 dashes bitters
  • 12 ounces dark rum (1½ cups)
  • 2 tablespoons butter


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  1. Using a muddler or large wooden spoon, mash sugar and herbs together in a large saucepan until the herbs are bruised and fragrant.
  2. Add water and bitters; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Stir in rum and cook for 1 minute. Add butter and cook, stirring, until it melts.
  3. Strain the mixture into a pitcher. Let stand for about 10 minutes to mellow the flavors. Serve in cordial glasses or other small heat-safe glasses, garnishing each drink with a mint leaf.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Let cool, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Reheat on the stovetop over low heat or in the microwave on Medium.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • Per serving: 178 calories; 2 g fat(1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 20 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 6 mg cholesterol; 20 g sugars; 71 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 4 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 4 mg sodium; 3 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 1 alcohol equivalent

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