Hot Buttered Rum is a rich and comforting beverage that will warm you up from the inside out.
This is a quintessential American drink, originating in Colonial America when molasses started being imported from Jamaica and rum began to be distilled in the Americas. The colonists started adding rum to their Hot Toddy and Egg Nog instead of other imported spirits like whiskey or brandy.
Family Friendly Hot Buttered Rum
If you want to make any of them non-alcoholic for the kids, designated drivers or those that don't imbibe you can use an alcohol free rum, rum flavoring and/or apple cider.
The recipes all have enough yumminess they don't really need the alcohol to be enjoyed.
First up is a celebrity recipe. Which to choose? Rachel Ray or Emeril Lagasse? Uh, no contest there. My brother would strangle me if I linked to one of her recipes (though she uses honey like we do). Emeril's Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail.
Katie at the Kitchen Door offers us a Burnt Sugar Hot Buttered Rum that requires a bit more effort than just mix and add hot liquid, but that extra few minutes looks worth it to me:
The Curious Coconut has both the Paleo crowd and coffee lovers covered with this Paleo-friendly Hot Buttered Rum or Coffee:
If you want your beverage creamier and more dessert like, may I suggest Delightful E Made's Creamy Hot Buttered Rum (she adds ICE CREAM!):
The Wanderlust Kitchen's recipe is similar to the one above, but she has the brilliant idea of freezing the mix in ice cube trays so you can quickly make individual servings:
Tamilee Tips breaks out the crock pot to make hers. Sounds like a great way to keep it warm for a party!
Our family recipe uses honey instead of the brown sugar most of the above recipes use and it is scaled for a single drink.
Hot Buttered Rum
- 1 jigger dark rum
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- dash nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 stick cinnamon
- boiling water
- Put rum, honey, butter and ground spices in a cup or mug. Add boiling water to fill. Sprinkle with additional spices if desired. Serve with a cinnamon stick as a muddler.
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Other Hot Beverages
Until next time, happy eating!
Until next time, happy eating.
YUM!! I wish the internet had smell-o-vision, these look great! 🙂 #ibabloggers
the heated spices made the house smell wonderful.
Oh wow, everything is so tasty! Thanks for your recipe
thanks for your comment
Hot buttered rum sounds so deilicous right now. It's been so cold in SoCal lately and it even snowed at our house.
We got the snow down here in So Riverside County too. It was so fun, and I was shocked it hung around for 3-4 days.
Great roundup. I had no idea there was a hot buttered rum day. I've been thinking of making some for a while (I even went out and bought some cinnamon sticks). Seeing your post today inspired me and I'm sipping one right now while watching the national championship (college football). Wow these are good! I used Emeril's recipe.
That's one I want to try. Glad it was good and I hope your team won.
Oh I do like a hot buttered rum and now you have given me more reasons to like these tasty drinks, we would love to see these on our link up (which is still open), I'm sure our readers would also love to see your hot rum recipes, yum!
Added your link up to my list.
These recipes look a. maze. ing. Not sure if I have tried a hot buttered rum, but now I want to!
Thank you for sharing. #ibabloggers
hope you enjoy it, Kathy.
I need all of these.... like right now.
So great to see you at our link up @ Mum-bo Monday with these great rum recipes
Kristen from The Road to Domestication
Who knew there was an actual hot buttered rum DAY?! Thanks for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week! 🙂
Jenna @ A Savory Feast
I have never tried hot buttered rum, but it sounds so good! All of these recipes sound so tempting. I'd like to try one of them soon! Thanks for sharing this with Hump Day Happenings.
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I agree with the smellovision comment! These look wonderful!
Kelly @ Mum-bo-Jumbo
Oh my hot buttered rumness! How divine are these recipes? Thanks so much for linking up at Mum-bo Monday. Your post has been selected by my co-host Jennifer from Nanna's Wisdom as her pick of the party and will be featured this week. Thanks again! #mumbomonday
Kristina @ My Own Home Blog
Yum! These recipes sound amazing!
Thanks for sharing at Talented Tuesday Link Party!
Emily @ Table + Hearth
I LOVE hot buttered rum on things, great roundup!! Thanks so much for sharing them at On Display Thursday, see you tomorrow at this week's!