Makes 4-6 servingsEndTextStartText

1 quart whole milk

2 cinnamon sticks

3 whole star anise

Pinch nutmeg

½ cup sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Pinch kosher salt

Sailor Jerry's rum

Unsweetened whipped creamEndTextStartText

1. In a heavy-bottomed stockpot, combine whole milk, cinnamon sticks, anise, nutmeg, and sugar. Bring to a gentle simmer over a medium-low flame, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.

2. Turn off heat and allow mixture to steep for 20 minutes.

3. Whisk in cocoa powder and salt and allow to steep for another 20 minutes. Strain and discard solids.

4. To serve, heat cocoa mixture to a gentle simmer and add 6 ounces of cocoa to 2 ounces rum. Top with whipped cream.

- From Jennifer Sabatino at Aldine