Feeling festive? This warming cocktail recipe created by John Cusimano will do the trick. From My Year in Cocktails, part of My Year in Meals.
This makes more whipped cream than you need for just 1 drink, but it’s hard to whip less than 1/2 cup—and no doubt you’ll be making more than one of these toddies!
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 ounces dark rum
3 ounces boiling water
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Pinch of ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
Whip the cream in a cold bowl until stiff peaks form. Stir in the maple syrup and vanilla. Combine the remaining ingredients in a heatproof mug. Add the whipped cream mixture and stir until blended. Garnish with grated nutmeg.