Bartending/Cocktails/Hot Buttered Rum

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Hot Buttered Rum

Flavour spiced rum
Units 1.3
Standard drinks 1.0

A hot buttered rum is a warm alcoholic beverage made with dark rum, butter, sugar, and cloves mixed with hot water.


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  • 2 quarts hot water (1890 millilitres)
  • 2 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 sticks cinnamon
  • 7 whole cloves
  • 1/5 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups rum
  • heavy cream -- whipped
  • ground nutmeg -- for topping

Makes 3.4L


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  1. Put all ingredients, except cream, rum and nutmeg into crockpot.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Cover pot and cook on HIGH for 2 hours.
  4. Add rum; stir to blend.
  5. Serve from pot in warm mugs with a scoop of whipped cream and a dusting of nutmeg.