The Holiday season always calls for the old traditional drinks; egg nog, Tom & Jerry's, Hot Buttered Rum.
I think hot buttered rum is one of my favorites. A disc jockey in San Francisco (I think his last name was Hardwick) shared his recipe for the best hot buttered's in the world.
Bring 1 lb. of the very best unsalted butter you can get to room temp. Beat in a mixing bowl with 1 lb brown sugar until fluffy.
Meanwhile soften 1/2 gallon of the best French Vanilla ice cream you can get in a large mixing bowl. When softened beat into the butter and sugar mixture. Place "batter" in a tupperware container and return to the freezer.
To make the Hot Buttered's heat mugs with hot water. Pour out water, add 2-3 TBS of "batter" to the mug, add rum to taste and hot water. Stir until blended and top with fresh grated nutmeg. This stuff is so good, so rich, and so worth the clogging of the arteries. You can half the recipe.