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hot buttered rum

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Hot Buttered Rum

Just like it says, it’s hot, it has rum and of course butter. Butter, the natural indulgent food item, right up there with bacon. I suppose no one has made “Hot Baconed Rum”, but it might be in the horizon.

  • Recipe

    Preparing the Batter

    Ingredients (makes eight servings):

    • 1 cup dark brown sugar
    • 4 oz unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 12 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 12 tsp nutmeg or mace
    • 14 tsp ground cloves
    • 18 tsp salt


    1. Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly
    2. Refrigerate in a sealed air-tight container for up to two months. This mixture may also be frozen for up to one year before using.

    Preparing the Cocktail

    Ingredients (serves one):

    • 2 tbsp refrigerated Hot Buttered Rum batter
    • 6 oz boiling water
    • 1 12 oz dark rum
    • 1 tbsp light cream (optional)
    • nutmeg, to garnish


  1. Spoon batter into a hot beverage mug, add boiling water and stir well until dissolved
  2. Add rum and cream (if using) and stir
  3. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg