Anyone who knows me well, knows cold weather makes me grumpy and rum makes me happy! I’m sharing with you one of my favorite ways to get glad when cold toes have made me mad!
I was introduced to Hot Buttered Rum a few years ago by a fellow rum-lover. It’s the perfect way to warm up when the weather is cold, or just when you need a little comfort. It’s like snuggling up under a blanket next to the one you love in front of a roaring fire all poured into a mug! Of course, combining all that with the Hot Buttered Rum won't hurt!
This recipe is perfect for winter gatherings, because you can make a batch of the batter, then mix it all up for a crowd or individually for a small celebration. It also travels well, especially if you freeze the batter ahead of time.
Here’s my recipe for Hot Buttered Rum. Feel free to play around with proportions to make it to your liking. You can even try it with your favorite whiskey instead of rum. For a warmer evening or just an extra special treat, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Hot Buttered Rum Batter:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
3 cups brown sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice or cloves
Cream all ingredients together. Keep in refrigerator up to two weeks or in freezer up to one month.
Top a heaping tablespoon of the batter with 3 ounces of rum in the bottom of a mug. Fill with hot water and stir.