Hot Buttered Rum, I can honestly say I haven’t tried this drink and really don’t have a strong urge to. Just something about butter in a drink doesn’t sit will with my stomach, rum or not. Also the fact that it really doesn’t get cold here in southwest Florida, a hot drink is about as appetizing as a punch in the eye.

I know most of you Castaways live where the temps are chilly and the snow falls, so this rum recipe might be perfect on a cold night.

While I was doing a little research on Hot Buttered Rum recipes I found this crazy video. It’s a lady by the name of Hilah that is dressed either as a pirate wench or just has an outdated wardrobe. She knows about as much about rum as the pillow sitting next to me, but she’s kind of cute so I can tolerate this fault.

Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail Recipe

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe


  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 whole allspice
  • 1 inch stick cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 oz hot light rum
  • 1/2 oz hot dark rum
  • Boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter

Steep the spices in a mug with a couple tablespoons of water and the sugar for 5 minutes. Add the rum, more water, and the butter. Stir. Add more sugar if desired. Raise glass and toast.

She didn’t add a lot of these ingredients in the video, so feel free to experiment with your own recipe. Let me know if you have a better Hot Buttered Rum recipe.

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  1. Scott jacob November 23, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Oh sure Ryan, rub it in… I bet your tan is better too! 🙂

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    RumShopRyan November 23, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Probably a good chance Scott. 🙂 Cheers!

  3. Jorie November 24, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Yah… I hear ya… I’m not much for butter in my rum either… That’s why the hubby and I just “enhance” our hot cocoa with help from Mr Jack Daniels or The Captain when we are out stringing lights on the bushes. Still freeze our tookus (?) off… and fingers go numb.., but we really care much less. LOL!

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