This hot buttered rum recipe is made with unsalted butter, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, dark rum and boiling water. It is a fantastic winter cocktail and great for cold days.
The secret to this is to work with very soft butter when you are about to cream it with the sugar and spices.
This recipe is made with dark rum. Use any brand that you like for this.
It goes without saying but make sure you are using heatproof glasses when you serve this delicious and heartwarming winter cocktail.
This is what you need to make this wonderful hot buttered rum recipe:
¼ cup (57 grams) unsalted, softened butter
1/3rd cup (73 grams) brown sugar
1 TBS honey
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8th tsp. ground nutmeg
a pinch of salt
a pinch of ground cloves
½ cup dark rum
1 cup boiling water
2 cinnamon sticks
Whisk the butter, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves until creamy.
Cover the bowl in plastic and refrigerate until butter hardens.
Place the hardened butter in a heatproof bowl (a 4 cup glass measuring cup would be ideal) and add the rum and boiling water.
Mix until the butter melts completely and serve into two heatproof glasses. Add a stick of cinnamon to each glass and serve hot.