Hot Buttered Rum - Smooth Liquid Gold

Difficulty: 3. Requires multiple steps including heating water and mixing ingredients.

Visual Appeal: 3. Hot buttered rum has a nice golden-coffee color to it, but isn't as visually appealing as, say, those blue wiper fluid colored drinks at Friday's.

Taste: 4. If done right, this drink should taste like melted caramel swirling over your tongue. That makes it a bit too sweet for most of us to drink with a meal, but also makes it one of the best dessert drinks ever made.

Alcohol Value: 3. Not only does it contain a decent amount of alcohol, but the taste is so masked that one can easily get drunk and not realize it until it is too late. Drink these in moderation.

Why you should learn to make this drink: Nothing sets the mood on a cold winter day better than a roaring fire and a hot buttered rum.

Who should avoid this drink: Diabetics and others that cringe at the thought of large amounts of sugar.

Why pay $3.50 for this mug at the store when you can get into a bidding war for one on eBay and pay $7.50 plus shipping? Maybe because this is the Dread Mystery Mug of Doom, and it brings misfortune to the enemies of all those that drink from it! This mug also works great for holding hot buttered rum, which should add another $2.50 to the price tag...

    I have always been a fan of warm, smooth drinks that gently glide down one's throat and leave little tingles in their wakes. Maybe this is because I grew up in a city with freezing cold winters that numbed me to the bone, or maybe it is just because I can't drink straight shots without making a horrible face. If you fit either of these two criteria, then you'll love one of the best drinks I've ever had: Hot Buttered Rum. Not only is it smooth and warm, but most people can't taste the alcohol in it - a major plus if strong drinks make you want to cut out your own tongue when they go down.

Equipment List (Necessary)

1 Mug (This is a relatively common item. Ceramic works the best.)
1 Measuring Cup (And no, we're not talking about being able to tell an "A" cup from a "D" cup.)
1 Heating Device (Microwave, stove, etc... You've got to bring the water to a boil!)

Equipment List (Recommended)

1 Tea Pot (Using a microwave oven to boil water just doesn't have any style.)

 Ingredients (Necessary)

3/4 cup Water (I prefer H20, but you might like another type.)
1/4 cup Spiced Rum (SPICED, not just Light or Dark. I prefer Captain Morgan's because drunk pirates kick ass!)
1/6 cup Brown Sugar (fill 1/4th measuring cup 2/3rds of the way up. And you thought all those math classes would be wasted!)
2 teaspoons butter (some people like unsalted; I like salted)
light sprinkling of Nutmeg

Ingredients (Recommended)

1 Clove (Often removed after a few minutes.)
1 Cinnamon stick to stir (Its all about STYLE, baby!)


    Boil the water and pour it into a mug. Mix in the spiced rum and brown sugar. Add the butter, stirring until the drink is a golden brown in color. Add the clove, then lightly sprinkle with nutmeg (optional).

Professional Moves

    You can alter the recipe to better suit your tastes. Here are a few suggestions:

- Clogar's Sweet Hot Buttered Rum -
3/4 cup Boiling Water
1/4 cup Spiced Rum
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons butter
light sprinkling of Nutmeg
1 Clove
1 Cinnamon stick to stir

- Common Hot Buttered Rum -
1 cup Boiling Water
1/4 cup Spiced Rum
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon butter
1 Clove

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