December 10, 2008

Wednesday's Chow - Hot Buttered Rum & A Cowboy's Dream Contest

1 lb real sweet butter (unsalted)
1/2 box brown sugar
1 box powdered sugar
1 quart high quality soft vanilla ice cream
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

Melt butter and mix w/ sugars, add spices, ice cream. Keep in freezer. Consistency should be soft.

To serve: Measure good quality Rum into a mug. Place 1 heaping Tbsp batter into mug. Add hot water to top. Sprinkle nutmeg on top. ENJOY!
Great for warming up during the holidays!

Check out A COWBOY'S DREAM - coming on December 17th through The Wild Rose Press. Leah hosts an annual Christmas Eve party....and though I think I have her serving cider in the story, Hot Butter Rum would be a good substitute for that recipe. Will pro baseball player Marcus go for the grand slam of his life and crash Leah's annual Christmas Eve party in hopes of convincing her she’s this Cowboy’s Dream? Or will he let his past pitch him a strike out instead?

Leave a comment about your favorite holiday drink and you could win a 2009 TEXAS Calendar and a copy of A Cowboy's Dream when it comes out next week!

~Anna Kathryn


Anonymous said...

Hot Buttered Rum sounds way too good to me. I love Cider too and Egg Nog as my weight will tell you.
The new book sounds great can't wait to read it.

Love you,

Eva S said...

My favorite is Holiday Punch with pineapple juice, cranberry juice and strawberry or raspberry serbet. It's enough for me but my husband likes to add some vodka...

Your Hot Buttered Rum sounds great, will have to try!

Happy Holidays!

lbcanton said...

I love hot buttered rum but have
never had like this. I also like homemade egg nog.


Virginia said...

Your Hot Buttered Rum sounds like a great drink. If I am going to drink anything it will be something made with Rum. I love it. I am going to try this recipe.

bunnyoftroy said...

i guess my favorite is cranberry and vodka when i do drink but i have always wanted to try hot buttered rum. this sounds awesome and so does the books, can't wait!

ddurance said...

Here's a recipe for Candy Cane Cocktail. Yum!

1 shot vanilla rum
1 shot white chocolate liqueur (recommended: Godiva)
1 shot peppermint schnapps
Candy cane, garnish
Add all liquid ingredients to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into martini glass. Garnish with candy cane.


Emma Sanders said...

I love hot buttered rum! I once got the recipe from a friend who has passed on, and I couldn't remember the ingredients anymore. The recipes I found weren't right, but this one looks to be it!

BethRe said...

red wine sprtizer

Anonymous said...

Your Hot Buttered Rum sounds like a great drink.The new book sounds wonderful!!!Can't wait to read it!!!

robynl said...

I so like Egg Nog at Christmas and I so like cowboys in stories. Yummy to both!!!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Candy Cane Cocktail...that sounds great. I'll have to try it. I'm not much of a drinker, but I really like Galliano....which when mixed with coke taste like black licorice. Yummy.

I forgot to say when I'll hold the drawing for the calendar.....I'll draw for a winner on the 17th, when the book comes out.

Anna Kathryn

Phyllis said...

I love cowboy stories. This one sounds great.

My favorite holiday drink is egg nog. But the Hot Buttered Rum sounds really good and I think I will try it. And maybe the Candy Cane cocktail that is posted.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Congrats to Bunnyoftroy. You won my drawing for a copy of the story and a gift certificate for The Wild Rose Press. Please contact me so I can send you the items.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by, read my excerpt and commented.

The story's available through The Wild Rose Press now.

Anna Kathryn

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Ooops. I forgot what I was giving's not a gift's a Texas 2009 calendar. Sorry about that misstep.