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Heat Up This Recipe For Hot Buttered Rum When It’s 2 Degrees Outside

On cold winter evenings, everybody could use somebody–or something–to cozy up with at the end of the day. Although we can’t help you with a “somebody,” we can introduce you to the ultimate winter cocktail: hot buttered rum.

What Is Hot Buttered Rum?

Classically, the hot buttered rum cocktail is made with rum, butter, sugar, and spices. The butter makes it creamy and smooth, and you can also add a touch of maple syrup to add some more sweetness. And make it a worthy drink for Buddy the Elf. Who knew he was a mixologist!

Does it use dark or light rum?

It’s time for us to reignite the age old debate: dark rum vs. light rum. This controversy is right in line with the whole chicken and the egg thing. For hot buttered rum, it’s best to go with a dark rum. These are aged and have stronger flavors than light ones, so it adds more complexity to the recipe. 

Hot Buttered Rum Ingredients

– 1 tbsp salted butter, melted – 1 tsp brown sugar – 1/4 tsp vanilla extract – 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg – A dash of ground cinnamon – 2 oz. dark rum – Hot water (200 to 220 degrees) – 1 cinnamon stick (optional)

1. Combine brown sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Beat well until you have a batter-like mixture. 2. Add the batter and rum to a mug and top it off with hot water. 3. Stir well. Steep for 2-3 minutes. 4. Use a cinnamon stick for garnish and enjoy!

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

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