PM&M Happy Hour – Hot Buttered Rum (For A Cold Day)

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It’s time for another Happy Hour brought to you by Points, Miles & Martinis. This time we bring you the Hot Buttered Rum drink. Hat tip to Wayne at liquor for capturing how to make this warm cocktail. He interestingly points out that in 1948 David Embury wrote in his book that this drink was the “the worst” libation. So what do you think, would you try it?

Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum

How To Make A Hot Buttered Rum Drink

  • 1.5 – 2 0z or Rum
  • Boiling Water
  • Small Mug
  • 1 oz of Hot Buttered Rum Batter
  • Hot Buttered Rum Batter
    • 1 lb Butter, at room temperature
    • 1 lb Brown sugar
    • 1 lb Sugar
    • 1 tbsp Ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp Ground cloves
    • 1 tsp Ground nutmeg
    • 1 qt Vanilla ice cream, softened slightly

Here is my happy hour picture from today. I used my AA Admirals club pass to try out one of the AA clubs and a complimentary domestic beer.

Domestic Beer

Bottom Line

A hot drink on a cold day can soothe the soul. Where is your happy hour today?


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