A christmas tree.Image via WikipediaThis is a warm buttery delicious drink to curl up with in front of a roaring fire…. Perfect for Christmas Eve while singing carols or wrapping presents…. Merry Christmas everyone and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2011 

8 cups cider
1 orange, thinly sliced
1/2 cup honey
8 cinnamon sticks and 16 whole cloves 
1 1/2 -2 cups dark rum
8 pats unsalted butter
How to make it

In a saucepan, heat cider, orange, honey, and cloves until bubbly.
Simmer, but do not boil, for 10 minutes
Pour cider into warm heat - proof mugs, adding a cinnamon stick for each serving
Add rum to mug as desired
Top with a pat of softened unsalted butter
Stir until butter is melted
Serve hot

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