About National Hot Buttered Rum Day
Hot buttered rum is a warm cocktail made by mixing rum, butter, sugar, and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg.
It is typically served in a mug and can be garnished with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg on top.
Some variations of the recipe also include the addition of cream or vanilla extract. It is traditionally consumed in the colder months as a warm and comforting drink.
How to Make a Hot Buttered Rum
- 1 1/2 oz dark rum
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- Boiling water
- In a mug, combine the rum, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter.
- Slowly pour in enough boiling water to fill the mug about 3/4 of the way.
- Stir until the butter has melted and the ingredients are well combined.
- Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg on top.
Note: You can adjust the amount of sugar and spices to your taste preference. Some variations also include the addition of cream or vanilla extract.