Hot Buttered Rum

Hello Travel Wine Dine readers! My name’s Daisy and I blog over at Indulge Inspire Imbibe. I offered to write a guest post for Meghan while she spends some time in Ireland.

It has been an extremely snowy winter here in New England thus far, or haven’t you noticed?  Instead of dreading the massive storms that seem to fall upon us every week, I embrace them by experimenting with libations to warm the soul. Last week I crafted a Hot Toddy and while it stands as a favorite winter warmer, the Hot Buttered Rum isn’t so bad itself. Switching up the cocktail routine (it’s a long winter after all) proves easy and satisfying.

Hot Buttered Rum Ingredients


1 small slice soft butter
1 tsp brown sugar
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 oz dark rum

hot water
My favorite type of dark rum is Goslings Black Seal. (I usually have some on hand for mixing Dark-n-Stormys in the summertime!)

Gosling's Black Seal Rum

Muddle the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in the bottom of a glass or Irish coffee mug.

making a hot buttered rum

making hot buttered rum

Pour in the rum

hot buttered rum

Pour in the hot water

hot buttered rum
There’s just something about the fluffy white stuff falling from the pale blue skies (okay, sometimes they are dark and gray, whose keeping score) and blanketing the earth that lifts my spirits. It evokes an inner happiness, a feeling of pure delight.

North End Boston

With Hot Buttered Rums to keep me warm, let it snow!

What warm and cozy things do you look forward to in the winter?

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Tags: cocktails, hot buttered rum, hot drinks, rum, staying warm, winter, winter drinks

  1. Melissa’s avatar

    Anything with butter and brown sugar is sure to be delicious! Never had this drink before but now I can’t wait to try it


    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      I made it last night! The butter and sugar and rum are SO delicious together. It is the perfect drink for a wintry night!


    2. Michelle’s avatar

      This looks SO good! Can’t wait to try it. And I’m glad I’m not the only one who really loves the snow!


    3. Michelle’s avatar

      I’ve never had hot buttered rum but this looks so good, especially on a night like tonight!


    4. Megan’s avatar

      This sounds delicious! When are you coming over to make one for me?


      1. Daisy’s avatar

        anytime. I’ll make one for Gunner too if he wants.


      2. Jason Phelps’s avatar

        Killer hot toddy for our cold snowy weather. I am making different drinks for our rum TweetChat tonight, but I will be sharing this recipe for anyone looking for a rum-based warmer!

        Thanks Daisy!



        1. Daisy’s avatar

          thank you so much for sharing! I hope to catch some of the recipes for your other rum based drinks!!


        2. Emily’s avatar

          OK, I know what I’ll be making… in 5 minutes!


        3. Jolene (’s avatar

          That last picture is amazing!

          I look forward to HOT showers in the winter!


          1. Daisy’s avatar

            Thank you! It’s Hanover Street in Boston’s North End.


          2. Katie’s avatar

            Butter and rum in a glass? Yuuuuuum…great post! Perfectly paired with all this snow that we have!


          3. Alicia’s avatar

            Rum and butter….that has been warmed. I don’t know how you could go wrong there! This could definitely warm me up tonight!

            When Rafe gets home from class I’m going to make him build me a fire to keep warm!


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