Hot Buttered Rum

savvyhousekeeping hot butter rum recipe
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Yesterday, I decided I wanted to make some kind of warm alcoholic cocktail. It was the perfect night for drinking an Irish coffee or a Hot Toddy while reading by a fire. The problem was I didn’t have anything in the pantry to make a fancier drink–no chocolate, no espresso, not even any whip cream.
Finally, I settled on Hot Buttered Rum, which I had never made at home before. It used ingredients I keep on hand all the time and was easy to make. And I was pleased to find that it was perfect for what I wanted–a satisfying warm drink for a chilly autumn night. Here’s the recipe.

Hot Butter Rum

    2 oz rum
    1 Tbs butter
    1 tsp brown sugar
    Hot Water
    Cinnamon stick and nutmeg to garnish (optional)


Fill a kettle with hot water. In a coffee mug, put in the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon stick. When the water boils, fill the cup about 3/4 of the way up and stir to melt the butter and dissolve the sugar. Add the rum and then top the drink with a little nutmeg. Enjoy!

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