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Hot Buttered Rum

Let me show you how to make a wonderful drink that you can share with your family and friends around the cold winter months. This hearty, warming drink is pure cocktail comfort food. Very easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.


1 Bottle of Rum

3 sticks of Butter

2 teaspoons of Brown Sugar

Garnish with Star Anise + Cinnamon Stick

First you need to make some Brown Butter Rum. Start by melting 3 sticks of butter in a light colored pan over medium heat. Continue stirring butter for 15-20 minutes until you have completely evaporated the water in the butter, and dark crystals start to form on the bottom of the pan. Pour into a container and allow to cool.

Pour one 750 ml bottle of Rum into a container and then add the brown butter. Stir well for a few minutes to completely blend together. Place in the freezer for an hour or two, until the fat separates and forms on the top of the Rum.

Break the top layer of fat to allow you to pour the Rum back into the original bottle. Make sure to strain the rum with a cheesecloth or filter to catch any fat pieces. Now you can store the Rum at room temperature.

To make your Hot Buttered Rum start by pouring 2 oz of Rum into a glass. Add two teaspoons of Brown Sugar and 4 oz of hot water and stir until sugar is dissolved. Garnish drink with a Cinnamon stick and/or a Star Anise. Enjoy!

Watch my video below where I show you how to make this drink, step by step.


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