(This is purely medicinal, of course.)
(This recipe ALSO serves 15 people optimally, or four really 'sick' people who need a lot of medicine.)
You will need:
- 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine (Use real butter, you wuss -- damn the hardened arteries, and full steam ahead!)
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 sticks cinnamon
- 6 whole cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 cups rum (Use GOOD rum. Seriously -- it makes all the difference.)
- heavy cream -- whipped (You can settle for Reddi-whip, but it isn't the same.)
- ground nutmeg -- for topping
Put all ingredients, except the rum, cream and the nutmeg into the crotchpot.
Add 2 quarts of hot water.
Cover pot and cook on LOW for FIVE hours.
Add rum; stir to blend.
Serve from pot in warm mugs with a scoop of whipped cream and a dusting of nutmeg.
You can garnish with a cinnamon stick, if you want.