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Whispering Wreath

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Total Time: 30 mins

Whispering Wreath

This warm mixture is a distinctive twist on the classic hot buttered rum.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, plus 10 for garnish
  • 1/4 cup fresh sage leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • 10 dashes bitters
  • 12 ounces dark rum, (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Step 1
Using a muddler or large wooden spoon, mash sugar and herbs together in a large saucepan until the herbs are bruised and fragrant.
Step 2
Add water and bitters; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Stir in rum and cook for 1 minute. Add butter and cook, stirring, until it melts.
Step 3
Strain the mixture into a pitcher. Let stand for about 10 minutes to mellow the flavors. Serve in cordial glasses or other small heat-safe glasses, garnishing each drink with a mint leaf.

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