Defectors’ Guatemalan Hot Buttered Rum
Author: Max Veenhuyzen
Photography: Dean Wilmot
12:00AM, Jul 4, 2011
Winter just got that little bit cosier.
"People tend to be defecting here from somewhere else," says
James Connolly of the Perth bar he manages, "usually the pub
downstairs or another bar." It's easy to see why casual drinkers
fast become mainstays; Defectors is a personable, cosy den that's
as appealing to the casual bar-goer as it is to the hardcore
cocktail set. This hot toddy is typical of Connolly's work, the
honey and cinnamon echoing the sweet and spicy nuances of the rum.
Defectors, upstairs, 639 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley, WA, (08) 9328
DEFECTORS' GUATEMALAN HOT BUTTERED RUM
Combine 10ml boiling water and 1 tsp each honey and cinnamon sugar in a heatproof glass or mug and stir until syrupy. Add 60ml Ron Zacapa Centenario 23, a small knob of unsalted butter and 50ml boiling water and stir briskly until butter has melted. Dust the drink with Valrhona cocoa powder and serve hot.