Hot Brown Buttered Rum

Hot Brown Buttered Rum The Coziest Hot Cocktail

A Hot Brown Buttered Rum is the perfect cozy Christmas cocktail. Made with slow cooked brown butter, it’s guaranteed to warm you up on those cold nights.

Hot Brown Buttered Rum

What Is Buttered Rum?

Alright kids, well adults because this is a cocktail, let’s get into this. A buttered rum cocktail is a simple treat mad with rum, hot water, sugar, warming spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg, and of course butter. Very similar to a hot toddy, this cocktail lets butter fat deliver all those delicious notes from the rum and spices to our tastebuds. The fact that it’s a hot cocktail warms our very souls and creates a cozy little beverage you can snuggle up with on a cold winter’s night. Oh and if you add whipped cream it’s the fucking

But What Is Brown Butter And Where Do You Get It?

The brown butter store, duh! No seriously, you have to make brown butter, The good news is it’s easy to do!

So How Do You Make Brown Butter?

Brown butter is just regular butter cooked until the water evaporates and the milk solids (proteins) turn golden brown. The result is a deep, rich, nutty flavor that can make anything good. Especially cocktails!

Step 1: You cut a hole in the box. No wait. Step 1 heat a small light colored saucepan over medium heat. Make sure it’s light colored so that you can actually see the color of the butter. Next, you throw in a stick of butter. That’s right, the whole stick. Then just let it melt. Once it melts you will see it foam up. That’s just the water escaping as it boils away. Eventually, the water will cook off and you’ll be left with a pan full of milk fats and proteins. These are what we are browning. Continue cooking until it just begins to brown. At this point you can easily burn the butter so immediately drop the temperature to medium-low. Continue cooking until the butter is a light, golden brown and smells nutty. Transfer it to a Pyrex measuring cup to cool. You’ll notice that you only have about 1/3 of a cup of liquid even though a stick of butter is half a cup. Well you just cooked off about an ounce of water when browning, dummy! Brown butter can be refrigerated and stored at least a day head of time.

But Where Has All The Rum Gone?!

Ah yes the most important part! Well as I said before, recipe testing was a ::hic:: nightmare. I swear, ociffer! I’m not as think as you drunk I am! Mr. Hyde and must have tried at least 10 different rums before we settled on the perfect one. For this Hot Brown Buttered Rum we decided to go with Banks 7 Golden Aged Rum. It’s actually a blend of 23 different rums from 7 countries (hence the 7). It’s a great rum on its own but mixed in this cocktail it’s absolutely stellar.

Hot Brown Buttered Rum Seems So Easy. Why Am I Not Drunk Yet?

You want one? Let’s make you one! OK so you got your brown butter, you also need some white sugar, an Irish Coffee Mug, and a teakettle. Heat some water in the kettle and when it’s ready just add 1 teaspoon of brown butter and 2 teaspoons of sugar to the mug. Pour in 4 ounces of hot water and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add 2 ounces of rum and top with whipped cream. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Well that’s it! Cheers!

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Hot Brown Buttered Rum

A Hot Brown Buttered Rum is the perfect cozy Christmas cocktail. Made with slow cooked brown butter, it’s guaranteed to warm you up on those cold nights.
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword Brown Butter, Buttered Rum
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 197 kcal
Author Mr. Hyde


  • 1 Teaspoon Browned Butter*
  • 2 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Ounces Hot Water
  • 2 Ounces Banks 7 Golden Age Rum
  • Whipped Cream
  • Freshly Grated Nutmeg for Garnish


  1. Heat water in a tea kettle.
  2. Add browned butter and sugar to an Irish coffee mug. Add hot water and rum and stir to combine.
  3. Top with whipped cream and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Recipe Notes

*To make browned butter, heat a whole stick of butter over medium heat until it turns light brown. (About 5 minutes)

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12 responses to “Hot Brown Buttered Rum The Coziest Hot Cocktail”

  1. Nothing like a hot boozy cocktail to get the holidays started!! Cheers!

  2. haha.. this is new to me.. looks like fun was had for testing.. hahaha

  3. It’s pretty cold where I live. This sounds like a winner to me ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Matt, you genius, I was just pining for a hot buttered rum the other day:) Love your stuff! Looks like you started the holidays off on the right foot with all this cocktail testing:)

    1. Matthew Cetta

      ;). Well look no further! Eat, Drink, Be Merry!

  5. Ahhh!! Just what I need to get through the holidays with my family. Joking, well maybe not.

    1. Matthew Cetta

      I know I’ll need more than one this xmas ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. It’s raining like crazy here in NJ and I think these will be a perfect accompaniment to tonight’s gift wrapping with friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Matthew Cetta

      I’m in NJ too! It’s dark, rainy and…warm?

      1. They’re saying 72 for tomorrow. So much for a cozy Christmas Eve by the fireplace…we should all be throwing barbecues!

  7. This blog looks super interesting!! Cool name ๐Ÿ˜€
    The buttered rum looks tasty too! Will have to check out more recipes from you!!!

    1. Matthew Cetta

      Thank you Hauke! 2016 is gonna be big year for Nomageddon. Stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜‰

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