Best part of waking up??

Do I even have to ask? 🙂 Coffee! Especially when I remember the night before to prep the “Ol Faithful” coffee pot to auto brew. I tell ya the days I wake up and there is no coffee I scold my night self for not thinking of me…


The winter days are plentiful here in our neck of the woods, which means the hot beverages of winter are always welcome! So we wanted to share a few with you. Enjoy! And share with us know your favorite winter beverage!


Cajun Coffee

Molasses will bring a strong and wonderful flavour to your cup of coffee, along with a dash of good Caribbean rum.

Serve hot with whipped cream.


  • 3 cups hot coffee
  • 6 tbs molasses
  • 6 tbs dark rum
  • Whipped cream


Heat coffee and molasses in a saucepan until molasses is dissolved. Put 1 tbs of rum in each mug, and pour coffee over. Top with whipped cream. Serves 6


Danish Coffee

You can really taste the rum in this one, great for a crowd. Simmering with spices for a few hours will build up the flavour of cinnamon and cloves.


  • 8 cups hot coffee
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 12 cloves, whole


Heat everything through over low heat and simmer for about 2 hours. Serves 8-10


My Absolute Favorite!

hot buttered rum

Old Fashioned Hot Buttered Rum recipe

1  cup sugar
1 cup brown  sugar
1  cup butter
2 cups vanilla  ice cream
1. Combine sugar, brown sugar and butter in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter  is melted (6-8 min).
2. Combine cooked mixture with ice-cream in a large mixing bowl, and beat at medium speed,  scraping bowl often until smooth (1-2 min). Store refrigerated up to 2 weeks or  frozen up to one month.
3. For each serving, fill one-quarter of a mug  with mixture, add one ounce rum and three-quarters of a cup of boiling water.  Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Read more:  Old Fashioned Hot Buttered Rum recipe


Now I know what your thinking… not all of these have Coffee in them but we have to be open to all drinks, or we wouldn’t be the adventurous people we are. 😀 We love putting a scoop of the Rum batter in our morning coffee. It is fantastic and delicious. It is a great treat on a cold winter morning, or after dinner for a dessert coffee…That reminds me… I think we still have some Batter in the freezer! Woo Hoo! Looks like my lunch coffee will have a little kick to it! 🙂

Happy Monday Everyone!

~Drink Coffee be Happy~