Hot Buttered Room
You can hardly get more festive or comforting than a mug of Gosling’s dark rum mixed with a creamy, sweet, house-made butter-sugar-spice blend and, of course, hot water. Topped with a lemon twist and just enough pungent dried clove, it is one of Von Trier’s finest warming bevs. The homey drink also has a really long history, reportedly dating to Colonial times.
Rochambo Coffee & Tea House has long crafted a superb, traditional Irish coffee, which starts with a heated glass cup into which goes the coffee, then the sugar, which is then stirred until completely dissolved. The Irish whiskey is added next, followed by another stir, then the slow application of soft cream so that it stays at the top of the glass. Time to don your cream mustache!
A sweet-spicy apple cider to which Celtic Honey liqueur and citrusy Bacardi Limon rum are added. Heated, then topped o with a cinnamon stick. That’s the way it’s done at the Irish American bar-restaurant County Clare. Curl up with your cider next to the warm fireplace in the cozy nook known as the Saint’s Snug.