Hot buttered rum is a classic and comforting alcoholic beverage typically served during the colder months, especially around the holiday season. It’s made with a combination of rum, hot water or cider, butter, sweeteners like brown sugar or honey, and spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

The preparation involves mixing softened butter with the sweeteners and spices to create a batter. A portion of this batter is then combined with a shot of rum in a mug or glass, followed by hot water or hot cider to fill the rest of the container. The mixture is stirred until the butter melts and the ingredients blend together, creating a rich, aromatic, and warming drink.

The spices and butter impart a creamy and indulgent flavor profile, while the rum provides a pleasant alcoholic kick. Hot buttered rum is often garnished with a sprinkle of nutmeg or a cinnamon stick for added aroma and presentation.

This beverage has a long history and is cherished for its soothing qualities, making it a favorite choice for cozy gatherings or as a comforting drink to enjoy by the fireplace on a cold evening.

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