Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

This winter, warm up on chilly evenings with a steaming, comforting mug of Hot Buttered Rum that imparts a tantalizing aroma you won't be able to resist. An excellent alternative to a standard chilled cocktail, you can even serve a pot of this at a party (like New Year's) or as an after-dinner drink. Find the recipe below.


  • 1½ ounces spiced rum (like Bacardi Oakheart)
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon connamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup boiling water


Step 1: Make a compound butter by mixing the allspice, sugar, cloves and cinnamon into the butter until the spices are worked thoroughly through the butter. Refrigerate butter in an airtight container until it's time to use.

Step 2: Add rum to a heat resistant mug. Top off with boiling water and add a knob of the compound butter.

Step 3: Stir until incorporated and add a cinnamon stick garnish.


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