Friday, December 5, 2008

Hot Buttered Rum

As the cold sets in here in Michigan, it's increasingly important to stay warm. How better to do it than with a great hot drink? This is great to share among your Euchre-playing friends on a cold night.

Hot Buttered Rum
1 Stick of Butter
2 C Brown Sugar
16oz dark rum
8 Cinnamon sticks
Boiling water
Cream or milk
8 mugs
Whole cloves (optional)

Place 1 Tbsp of butter and 1/4C (4 Tbsp) of brown sugar in each mug. Pour in a little boiling water to melt the butter and dissolve the sugar. Pour 2oz of dark rum into each mug, and fill each mug with boiling water, leaving a little room at the top. Top each drink with a splash of cream or milk and drop in a cinnamon stick and and a single clove (optional).

Some folks add a sprinkle of nutmeg to the top. For the proper pronunciation, ask the Target Lady.


  1. Holy crap! That sounds like a heart attack in the making! I mean, it sounds like it would be good but, dang! 1 Tbsp of butter and 1/4 cup of sugar?

  2. It's great. No, it's not exactly a healthy recipe, but it does fit the bill for warm-the-belly.

    Two ounces of rum is an lot in a single drink, so you need something to take the edge off. It's supposed to be relaxing, right? :-) You could substitute a good butter-flavored margarine (like I Can't Believe...), but what we're really shooting for is to cut the bite of the rum.

    The base recipe I started with calls for a little less butter (it calls for 2 tsp per drink), but it's easier to measure the sticks by Tbsp increments because they're neatly marked. This is especially important after you've already had a couple. ;-)

  3. Made this the other night. Amazing stuff! Perfect for a cold winter night.

  4. I made myself a cup last night. It was 19 outside, so I thought it was more than appropriate. Karen's hosting Euchre at our house tonight; I'm sure I'll make a big round for folks.