Rum Hot Chocolate Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | January 7, 2011

Photo: roboppy

Photo: roboppy

After the huge snowstorm last week, some streets in Harlem are still covered with snow.  New Year’s at Red Rooster was a blast, but now it’s time for a quieter weekend and lots of work at the restaurant.

I plan to make a batch of this warming and delicious Rum Hot Chocolate to get through the winter.  This spicy hot chocolate takes its cue from Mexican chocolate, which combines spices and sugar with chocolate. Read More


Dark and Stormy Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 31, 2010

Photo: shutterbean

For your New Years Eve tonight, celebrate with a My Dark and Stormy.  You may this seemingly simple cocktail; it only has two ingredients, after all.  Combine rum and ginger beer and you’ve got a good My Dark and Stormy.  Combine rum and homemade ginger beer, you’ve made a standout cocktail that will impress your guests.

A Dark ‘n’ Stormy is traditionally made with Gosling’s Black Seal rum.  Invented in Bermuda after World War I, this cocktail has two patents.  Lindsay wrote about my recipe for Ginger Beer on Monday.  Read her take on the drink here.


Hot Benefactor Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | November 5, 2010

Photo: Bekathwia

Photo: Bekathwia

The weather in New York has been as temperamental as trying to bake the perfect foie gras ganache.  Just last week, I was walking around the city in short-sleeves, and now I am wearing multiple layers.  For the upcoming weekend, I plan to warm things up with a spicy rum beverage that incorporates many of the basic ingredients you should have in your kitchen at this time of year.  The hint of nutmeg sprinkled across the top enhances the seasonal flair.

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