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 It’s a lady by the name of Hilah that is dressed either as a pirate wench or just has an outdated wardrobe.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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