Ok, ok, Jack Sparrow prolly wouldn't be caught dead putting something as mundane as coffee in his rum, but for the rest of us who might be looking for a yummy coffee drink that makes you feel like a pirate, here's my offering for this week's Carnival of the Recipes, which, by the way, I am hosting here, on this very blog and the theme of which is coffee/tea/chocolate (drinks or foods made with).
How's that for a run-on sentence? Don't forget to post your recipes by Saturday noon, either by email to recipe-dot-carnival-at-neversendspam-gmail-dot-c0m, or you can use the Conservative Cat's Carnival Submission Form. Now, on with the recipe:
Jack Sparrow's Hot Buttered Coffee
1 pound brown sugar
1/2 pound salted butter
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients together to make a creamy mixture. Add 1-2 tablespoons to a large cup, add coffee. For a super pick-me-up, use a double shot of espresso. For a super-dooper-pick-me-up-and-toss-me-down, add a jigger of spiced or dark rum. Whipped cream topping at your pleasure.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer and it will keep for a long time.
(This is essentially a hot buttered rum recipe, which is usually just added to hot water. But it's delish added to coffee, with or without a splash of spiced rum. Seeing as how it's only 6 am here, I'm having mine without the rum.)