Friday, November 9, 2012

Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Hot buttered rum is a mixed drink containing brown sugar, butter, various spices, hot water and rum. A few years ago, a friend introduced me to Hot Buttered Rum. I had never tasted anything quite like it. Rich, buttery, warm and loaded to the brim with holiday spices, this is a drink for special occasions. Serve this at a holiday party and your friends will talk about it and remember this long after the mugs are emptied.

Hot Buttered Rum
recipe adapted from Emeril Lagasse
Yield: 12 servings
(printable recipe)

1/2 cup butter, softened (add a pinch of salt if the butter is unsalted)
2 cups light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly ground if possible
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
pinch ground cloves, about 1/16 teaspoon
good quality dark rum
boiling water
Optional: half and half or heavy cream, just a splash for each serving

Cream together the butter, sugar and spices. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour or two, until almost firm. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a small mug. Add 2-3 ounces of rum and then pour 2-3 ounces boiling water over the top. Adjust the rum and the water to taste. Add cream if desired. Stir to combine. Enjoy!

The mixture will keep well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks or in the freezer for several months. If you are freezing this, you can scoop into individual portions and then freeze the mix to use straight from the freezer.

Hot Buttered Rum recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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  1. Oh my word, I haven't had hot buttered rum since I left Nebraska! Can't wait to make this.. especially since it seems that we are about to have a bit of a cold spell here :)

  2. I never heard of it, but I'm sick with a cold and sore throath, and I'll make sure I give this a go. As it is I've been drinking a toddy of the rum, lemnojuice, dark sugar and hot water - that works too :-) Have a nice weekend.

  3. This is SOOO going on my Christmas recipe plan! :)

  4. I've always wanted to try this. So cool you can freeze it in individual portions - bonus!

  5. This is a drink for when I'm getting a cold!

    Have a Joyful Day :~D

  6. Love hot buttered rums, but can't drink the rum anymore. So on a really cold day I will make it up with just some boiling water and drink'er down
    If I made this is would freeze in ice cups trays and then poop them into a plastic ziplock, or container and then it's at the ready all year round. Is great if you have a cold, or a little under the weather.

  7. Barb Patton BockorasSeptember 14, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    Oh yeah....instead of hot water use hot coffee! DELICIOUS!!!!

  8. You can use rum flavoring it works just as good for flavor without the effect of the alcohol if you can't have it

    1. I'm going to try that. I'm still nursing my son. And I find that when I drink I get really hot and swollen fingers, etc so wanted an option for no booze in it!

  9. I had Hot Buttered Rum many years ago at a holiday party and have been looking for the recipe since! I wasn't even able to find one on an internet search lol. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! Defiantly going to make it this year.