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Whispering Wreath

  • 20 m
  • 30 m
A.J. Rathbun
“This warm mixture is a distinctive twist on the classic hot buttered rum.”


    • 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


  • 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.
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