The month of January is full of surprises. January 17 is Hot Buttered Rum Day. In honor of such a day and the freezing temperatures outside it is only appropriate to turn to The Modern Mixologist, Tony Abou-Ganim and Mount Gay Rum for suggestions.
This Hot Buttered Rum recipe must be served steaming hot, not lukewarm. It is best to make the batter in advance so the spices have an opportunity to mingle. Be sure to remove the batter from the refrigerator at least 6 hours before serving to allow it to soften. The recipe for the batter makes enough for 10 to 12 servings; refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 month, or freeze for up to 2 months.
Hot Buttered Rum
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For the Batter
- 1 pound Light Brown Sugar
- 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter – at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons Cinnamon Spice
- Nutmeg – freshly grated
- 1 to 2 teaspoons Allspice – according to taste preference
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract – make your own
For each drink:
- 1-1/2 ounces Rum (Mount Gay Eclipse used in this recipe)
- Boiling water, as needed
For the batter: Beat the brown sugar, butter, spices and vanilla extract together until well combined. Refrigerate in an airtight container with lid until ready to use.
For Each drink: Warm a mug with hot water. Pour out hot water once mug is warm. Place 2 heaping tablespoons of batter in the warmed mug. Top with rum. Add boiling water to fill to the top. Stir until all is combined. Serve with a spoon. Add a cinnamon stick garnish if desired.
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I can’t wait to try this – hot buttered rum is one my favorite drinks!
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