hot buttered rum

hot buttered rum: spice bag, Sailor Jerry rum
hot buttered rum: spice bag, Sailor Jerry rum

We start with the recipe from Quirk’s Field Guide to Cocktails (Chirico, Rob.  Philadelphia: Quirk, 2005.), then make one delicious addition.

  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 whole allspice berries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 ounces dark rum1
  • 1 teaspoon sweet butter
  • fresh grated nutmeg

Soak the 1st 3 ingredients (cloves, allspice berries, cinnamon stick) in the boiling water for 5 minutes.  We have some cloth spice/tea bags (pictured next to one of Sailor Jerry’s buxom tattoo ladies), so i put the spices in there to soak.  I’ve been successfully reusing the same spices for at least 3 hot buttered rums over the past week.

After 5 minutes, pull the spices out.  Add everything else (sugar, butter, rum, nutmeg).  You can stop at this point if you like.

OR, you can add:

hot buttered rum secret: ICE CREAM
hot buttered rum secret: ICE CREAM

Yes.  Vanilla ice cream. Nom nom nom.  A little extra sweetness, a little extra creaminess.  So delicious.

  1. We have a shot glass with ounce gradations on it that i bought at a gardening store, no really.  If you don’t have a way to measure ounces, just eyeball it:  2 ounces is about 1/4 cup. []

2 thoughts on “hot buttered rum”

    1. I will try not to taunt you with my delicious hot buttered rum, but eez so gooooood. ;) Adding the ice cream was a stroke of brilliance.

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