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Hot Buttered Rum Recipe with Dark Rum

This Hot Buttered Rum recipe is made with flavorful dark Jamaican Rum. This hot, buttery rum drink is the perfect cocktail for a cozy warmer in cold wintry weather.

Hot Buttered Rum
Hot buttered rum is a perfect drink for a cozy night on a chilly winter day.

This is a REALLY quick and easy warm cocktail. If you love dark rum this hot toddy is perfect for you.

More Dark Rum Cocktails:

Try both of these dark rum recipes too. Our Classic Mai tai and Bayou Rum Punch are powerfully good cold drinks that use Myers rum for that delicious deep Jamaican rum flavor. Can’t beat that.

Hot buttered rum has an interesting place in American Colonial History. Colonial Americans loved their rum. It was cheap and easily obtained at the time.

Back in the day homes were poorly insulated and drafty. Hot toddy drinks like this were welcome after working out in the cold.

Stirring A Hot Buttered Rum
There are many personal variations to this historical rum drink. Take our basic recipe and make it your own.

Nearly every household had a personal Hot rum drink recipe that quickly brought body temperature up. More often drank for utilitarian and medicinal purposes back then…so they say. 🙂

Now a days we mix in all sorts of yummy spices and add ins like ice cream and sweet batter not available to our ancestors.

Our Recipe is a classic and basic recipe. Let us know what you do with it!

Hot Buttered Rum Ingredients:

Here are the basic ingredients for a classic hot buttered rum. Use our recipe suggestions to change it up or drink it just like this. Enjoy!

Ingredients For Hot Buttered Rum
Everything you need to make a basic hot buttered rum

More Ingredient Ideas:

  • For the spices you can use cinnamon or cloves along with or instead ground nutmeg.
  • Try substituting apple cider for the water. It sweetens the drink and really adds to the Fall Holiday vibe.
  • Drop a dollop of this hot buttered rum batter recipe with ice cream. (NOTE: This recipe makes a lot but sits in the freezer until you need it) The sweet batter transforms this rum drink into a nummy winter dessert cocktail.

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe:

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Hot Buttered Rum
Yield: 1 buttered rum drink

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Hot Buttered Rum recipe is made with flavorful dark Jamaican Rum. This hot, buttery rum drink is the perfect cocktail for a cozy warmer in cold wintry weather.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 4 oz. hot water
  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. In heat resistant mug combine the brown sugar and hot water. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add Rum.
  3. Float the butter on top
  4. Sprinkle Nutmeg on top if desired

Notes

More Garnish and Ingredients Ideas.

  1. For the spices you can use cinnamon or cloves along with or instead of the nutmeg we call for.
  2. Try substituting apple cider for the water. It sweetens the drink and really adds to the Fall Holiday vibe.
  3. stir in a dollop of your favorite hot buttered rum batter recipe. Sweet batter transforms this rum drink into a nummy winter dessert cocktail.

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 244Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 31mgSodium 98mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 0g

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This Hot Buttered Rum recipe is made with flavorful dark Jamaican Rum. This hot, buttery rum drink is the perfect cocktail for a cozy warmer in cold wintry weather.

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