Hot Buttered Rum

It’s cold now! Which is fine with me, I love this weather. I love boots and scarfs and coats and sweaters…so I’m good! But for those of you that need a little something to warm you up, from the inside…Hot Buttered Rum does the trick every time!


  • 1.5 oz Rum
  • 1 tbsp Hot Buttered Rum Batter,* frozen
  • Boiling water
  • Glass: Mug

Add the rum and batter to a mug. Fill with boiling water and stir.
*Hot Buttered Rum Batter

  • 1 lb Butter, at room temperature
  • 1 lb Brown sugar
  • 1 lb Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground cloves
  • 1 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1 qt Vanilla ice cream, softened slightly

Add all the ingredients except the ice cream to a bowl and stir to combine. Add the ice cream and stir again. Transfer to a container with a lid, seal and store in the freezer. (Ideally, the batter is prepared at first frost and finished before the robins arrive. Bring it out for parties, or whenever the temperature drops below 25 degrees.)
Recipe from Wayne Curtis, the author of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails.