Food + Drink
Classically, the hot buttered rum cocktail is made with rum, butter, sugar, and spices. The butter makes it creamy and smooth, and you can also add a touch of maple syrup to add some more sweetness. And make it a worthy drink for Buddy the Elf. Who knew he was a mixologist!
It’s time for us to reignite the age old debate: dark rum vs. light rum. This controversy is right in line with the whole chicken and the egg thing. For hot buttered rum, it’s best to go with a dark rum. These are aged and have stronger flavors than light ones, so it adds more complexity to the recipe.
– 1 tbsp salted butter, melted – 1 tsp brown sugar – 1/4 tsp vanilla extract – 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg – A dash of ground cinnamon – 2 oz. dark rum – Hot water (200 to 220 degrees) – 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
1. Combine brown sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Beat well until you have a batter-like mixture. 2. Add the batter and rum to a mug and top it off with hot water. 3. Stir well. Steep for 2-3 minutes. 4. Use a cinnamon stick for garnish and enjoy!