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Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail

Photo shows a Hot Buttered Rum cocktail in a serving glass, mixed and ready to drink. (© lestertair/123RF photo)

Hot Buttered Rum, mixed and ready to drink.

Drink Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 whole cloves
  • boiling hot water
  • 1 house dark rum
  • nutmeg (garnish)
  • cinnamon stick (optional garnish)

Mixing Method: Build

  1. Build in a preheated mug.
  2. Add butter, sugar, cloves and hot water.
  3. Stir well with bar spoon to mix.
  4. Float (pour slowly) the rum on top.
  5. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and cinnamon stick
  6. Serve hot.

Mixology Notes:

This popular winter drink is shown garnished with a clove-studded lemon peel, wrapped around a cinnamon stick. Always ask the guest if they would like grated nutmeg on top. Some people don’t like it, but it adds a lot of depth to the cocktail.


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