Celebrate National Hot Buttered Rum Day


Shiver me timbers and butter my rum! Today is Hot Buttered Rum Day! This comfort in a mug will be sure to warm you up on those cold nights.

Heads up: Our recipe and ingredients will yield you about 4 serving sizes!


The mixture of the spices and the molasses flavoring of the rum builds a smooth, melted caramel taste.

All the while, butter (Yup! I said butter) makes for a nice touch of smooth, creaminess.

For those that want even more flavor, switch out the water for cider or experiment with some other spices (e.g. allspice).

Want more sweetness? Try adding some honey to make a slightly more sweet cocktail.

A Brief History:


Hot Buttered Rum has been enjoyed in the U.S. since the beginning of the colonization of America. At the time, there was a large amount of rum being imported from the Caribbean and Latin America.

This caused a spike in the consumption of rum cocktails, especially hot rum cocktails during those stubborn cold winter months.

Though a Hot Buttered Rum sounds delightful, it has always found its critics throughout time. Some people hate the idea of butter in their drinks and others just believe the ingredients do not make for a cohesive cocktail.

On the other hand, there are those that love it so much they freeze some of the butter batter for later use. It is for certain though, the Hot Buttered Rum is a cocktail to try at least once. 


Random Fact:

Hot Buttered Rum is considered one of the oldest mixed cocktails in American History being mentioned as far back as the 1600’s.

By featuring spices commonly found during the holiday season, it is no wonder the Hot Buttered Rum is one of the better known hot cocktails.

Though this cocktail is not loved by all, it does have a strong cult following. Are you one of them? Never tried one? Give it a try and let us know in the comments if you fancy the Hot Buttered Rum. Thanks for reading as always...

Cheers from,

Happy Hour City