Hot Buttered Rum, historic warm rum cocktail

hot buttered rum square
This winter concoction was first served in colonial American taverns using the rum flowing from other British colonies in the Caribbean. Some older recipes for this drink recommended that a glowing fireplace poker should be plunged into the ingredients-filled heavy mug to heat the drink through. We recommend boiling water from the kettle; it’s safer. If you’ve never sipped a house made hot buttered rum, you may be surprised at how good it can be. It is rich, though.

Hot Buttered Rum

Grating nutmeg on the fresh hot buttered rum.

Grating nutmeg on the fresh hot buttered rum.

1 tablespoon brown sugar
4-5 ounces boiling water
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/2 ounce dark rum
Ground nutmeg

Place sugar in a mug or thick-walled goblet with a capacity of 8-ounces and pour in boiling water. Add butter and rum. Allow butter to melt, then stir. Top with a sprinkling of nutmeg.

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