Hot Buttered Rum
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Hot Buttered Rum
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4.6 / 5
The Hot Buttered Rum is a classic warm cocktail that exudes comfort and richness, perfect for cold weather or festive occasions. A traditional favorite, particularly during the holiday season, this ... more The Hot Buttered Rum is a classic warm cocktail that exudes comfort and richness, perfect for cold weather or festive occasions. A traditional favorite, particularly during the holiday season, this inviting drink combines the warmth of white rum with the sultry sweetness of honey, and is topped off with a pat of butter for a smooth, velvety finish. A hint of nutmeg adds a subtle spiciness that complements the rum's natural flavors, creating a layered taste experience. Served in an Irish coffee glass, the cocktail is often garnished with a cinnamon stick and a lemon wheel studded with cloves, enhancing its aromatic presence. The Hot Buttered Rum is a quintessential winter warmer with a sweet and spicy profile that's both indulgent and heartening.
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Base ingredient
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White rum
Garnish
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Cinnamon, lemon, cloves
Alcohol content
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32% | 2.4 units *
Details
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Hot
Stirred

Irish glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Hot Buttered Rum is a sumptuous treat that beautifully marries the zesty kick of nutmeg with the silky sweetness of honey and butter, all elevated by the robust flavor of white rum. This concoction offers a comforting warmth with its velvety texture and spiced undertones, making it a stellar choice for frosty evenings or festive gatherings.

Method
How to make a Hot Buttered Rum

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the honey to the bottom of a Irish coffee glass
Add the other ingredients then top up with boiling water
Give it a good stir to combine, garnish with a cinnamon stick and a lemon wheel studded with cloves, then serve

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to enjoy a Hot Buttered Rum?

Hot Buttered Rum is ideally enjoyed during the colder months or winter season. It's a comforting, warming drink that's perfect for holiday gatherings, sitting by the fire, or as an after-dinner treat to warm up.

FAQ

Can I use dark rum instead of white rum for Hot Buttered Rum?

Yes, you can use dark rum instead of white rum to make Hot Buttered Rum. Dark rum will give the drink a more robust flavor with sweeter, caramel notes that complement the richness of the butter and the spice of the nutmeg.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of butter is best to use in Hot Buttered Rum?

For Hot Buttered Rum, it's best to use unsalted butter. This allows you to control the drink's saltiness better, ensuring the balance of flavors between the sweetness of the honey, the spice of the nutmeg, and the richness of the butter.

FAQ

Is Hot Buttered Rum a traditional holiday drink?

Yes, Hot Buttered Rum is considered a traditional holiday drink in many cultures. Its warm and festive flavors make it a holiday favorite, commonly served during Christmas time and New Year celebrations.

FAQ

How do you properly serve Hot Buttered Rum?

Hot Buttered Rum should be served hot in an Irish glass. To properly serve it, first, ensure the drink is well stirred to incorporate the butter evenly. Then, garnish with a pinch of nutmeg on top for added aroma and flavor. Serving it hot brings out the comforting warmth and rich flavors of the drink.

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