Hot Buttered Rum

Gather your friends around the fireplace for this truly traditional winter favorite cocktail.
By: Stephen Phillips

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Holiday: Winter Decadent Cocktail

Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail

Gather your friends around the fireplace for this truly traditional winter favorite. Heat brown sugar, hot milk and rich, dark rum, then float butter on top for a decadent cocktail. Garnish with a pinch of ground nutmeg and enjoy!

1 tsp. brown sugar
4 oz. hot milk (use hot water for a lighter texture)
2 oz. dark rum (l prefer Myers's for its richness)
1 Tbs. butter (not margarine)
Ground nutmeg

Preparation:

  1. Prepare your drinking mug by warming it up.
  2. Make sure you're using a heat-resistant mug. Pour piping hot water into it and cover with a small plate.
  3. Once warmed, empty the hot water and add brown sugar and hot milk (or fresh, hot water if you prefer).
  4. Stir until the sugar dissolves and then add rum.
  5. Gently float the butter atop the drink and sprinkle some nutmeg over that.

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