Hot Rum Coffee

Hot Rum Coffee

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 4
A microplane grater makes fast work of grating chocolate to garnish these warming drinks, which are just right for serving during the winter holidays.


  • 2 cups hot coffee
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half, heated
  • 2 1/2 Tbs. sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup amber rum
  • Grated chocolate for garnish


Select 4 mugs. In a pitcher, stir together the coffee, half-and-half, sugar, cardamom and nutmeg. Pour 3 Tbs. of the rum into each mug and top with the warm coffee mixture. Stir gently, sprinkle the top with the chocolate and serve immediately. Serves 4.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Holiday Entertaining, by Georgeanne Brennan (Oxmoor House, 2007).