Hot Buttered Rum
Food and Drink

Hot Buttered Rum

"Winter can be an endless, freezing drag. Nothing helps melt through seasonal malaise like a classic Hot Buttered Rum cocktail. It’s both sweet and warm, which is just the kind of comfort you want on the coldest days of the year."

Serves 4


3/4 cup rum

2 cups boiling water

1/4 cup honey

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Pinch of salt

4 sticks cinnamon, for garnishing and serving

In a medium bowl, add honey, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Mix with an electric mixer. Add the rum and boiling water. Stir until the butter-and-spice mixture dissolves. Serve warm, garnished with cinnamon sticks.