Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thirsty Thursday: Hot Buttered Rum

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Well, it's officially carnival time here in New Orleans & I hope you New Orleans Modern Drunkards have been getting prepared for the Mardi Gras. In dealing with this really cold winter season, we are sharing with you guys a wonderful recipe for Hot Buttered Rum. I think many people have mixed feelings on this cocktail only due to the fact that it is often made so badly in so many places. This is usually due to lack of prep time. We find that if you put in a little time to make up the "Buttery Batter" ahead of time, you won't be drinking really crappy, watery, oily, rum. Therefore, we hope you enjoy this recipe below that we personally like.


1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
Pinch salt
Bottle dark rum
Boiling water


In a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Refrigerate until almost firm. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into 12 small mugs. Pour about 3 ounces of rum into each mug (filling about halfway). Top with boiling water (to fill the remaining half), stir well, and serve immediately. This recipe should yield about 10 servings.

Try it out and let us know what you think!! Have a different variation that you prefer, let us know by leaving a comment.
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  1. Gathering the ingredients now and will let you know how it turns out. Can't wait b/c these are all my FAVorites!! Thanks Eric ... you ROCK!

  2. Who knew I could make such a festive drink with ingredients already in the kitchen. The Bar on Common (Pere Marquette Hotel) makes a mean HBR.

  3. That drink looks very elegant and simple. It makes me wanna make my own.