Saturday, December 8, 2012

Hot Buttered Rum

"No Matter how little money and how few possessions, you own, having a dog makes you rich."
-Louis Sabin

My dogs are sick. I mentioned it on Facebook earlier today. Thank you everyone for the words of kindness, I so appreciate it. Both of them are sick, however Lucien is the sickest. He even threw up water earlier. Now I'm giving him ORT. Oral re-hydration therapy. (Per my husband, the nurse.) A fancy way of saying I'm giving him a little water in a syringe every hour so he doesn't get dehydrated. That's what they do for little babies when they are sick in the hospital. And Lucien is my little baby, so I need to give him lots of love and care.
Anyway, I was supposed to make cookies today and tell you all about them. That didn't happen. I feel like I need to sit here and stare at the dog. However, I was able to get away and mix up this quick drink. I thought, a drink, that's what I could use right now.
The ingredients
A nice warm drink. A nice, delicious, yummy warm cocktail. This drink is just wonderful. I love hot buttered rum and order it when I see it on a menu.

All whipped up

I've never made it myself until now. I was looking through recipes on and came across this one. I'm so glad I made it. It's tasty. Sweet with some spice. It's a nice change from drinking hot chocolate, or cider. Both of which I've been drinking a lot of lately.

I love it that you mix up the spiced butter and keep it in the fridge to be used later. So if you have an unexpected guest and want to offer them a little cordial, you're ready to go. This would also be great at a holiday party. And you don't even need to use rum. I used bourbon the second time of making this and it's just as delicious.

Perfect for a night sitting with your dogs, by the Christmas tree, hoping for a Christmas miracle that they start feeling better very soon.

Tuesday December 11th is my birthday, everybody! I'm celebrating by offering a coupon code for 20% off at my shop, House of Lucien! Enter coupon code BIRTHDAY2012, this offer is good on anything! It will be good through Wednesday, December 12th.

Our Christmas Tree

Vintage Haviland, Limoges teacup and silver tray available at my Etsy Shop, House of Lucien.

Hot Buttered Rum

adapted from


3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) (170 g.) butter, room temperature

1 cup (200 g.) packed brown sugar

1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. cloves

pinch of salt



In the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, add the butter, brown sugar, spices and a pinch of salt and beat until combined. Scrape down the bowl and mix again until fluffy.

Keep stored in the fridge when not in use. Can be stored for two weeks, refrigerated.

To make a hot buttered rum: Add 1 oz. to 1 1/2 oz. of rum to an 8 oz. mug (or slightly larger.) Add 2 Tablespoons of the spiced butter to the mug. Fill the mug with hot water, stir, and serve.


Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche said...

This sounds amazing!! We're having a little Christmas party tonight, might have to make this!

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Unknown said...

Oh your little doggie! I have two schnauzers that are my babies. I hope he gets well very soon and that you can get back to making cookies! Hot Buttered Rum is so good this time of year! Thanks for Linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

ibshell said...

Your living room looks beautiful and your hot yummy drink looks delectable!! Super yummm!!

Anonymous said...

Very sorry to hear about your dogs, hope they get better soon. Happy birthday for the twelfth, many blessings throughout the year and always. Regards, Sarah

Paula said...

Hi Melissa! I've never had buttered rum before and can't even imagine what it would taste like. Something I'd probably end up drinking too much of I bet lol.

I hope your sweet doggies feel better soon! Nothing like being sick on Christmas :(

Thanks for sharing your recipe with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party, and I wish you an early Happy Birthday :))


Anonymous said...

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Carrie Robinson said...

I have been looking for a recipe for hot buttered rum that is similar to what my sister's ex-MIL used to make, and this looks pretty close! :) Definitely going to have to give it a go. Thank you for linking up to Marvelous Mondays! :)

SewSweetVIntage said...

New follower. Follow me back. I've always wanted to make this!!! Pinned to try later:) I posted Let it Snow and to thriftiness miss:) Stop by.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful drink. I can see myself curled up on the sofa, drinking this and feeling warm on the outside and the inside!
I am going to share this on my facebook page and pin this!
Cynthia at
I am now following you!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I certainly hope your dogs feel better soon--it so hard when our pets don't feel good. I love hot buttered rum and haven't had any in years, so I may have to give your lovely recipe a whirl!

Unknown said...

Ohhh boy. This looks good. Really good. :) Having sick pups is no fun. Hope they are feeling better :)

Lois Christensen said...

Looks really good! Hope you had a nice birthday! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back to vote on Sunday!

Unknown said...

Wow! I have NEVER had Hot Buttered Rum before (and I am an experienced drinker!) It sounds so good, I just said "honey, we don't have any rum do we?" I hope your dogs feel better soon! Thanks for linking up on super Sweet Saturday.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for linking up to our Weekend Wonders party! I love your beautiful Livingroom!! It looks so cozy!! I'm your newest follower

carol l mckenna said...

sounds delish ~ hope everyone is well soon ~

(A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

ps. beautiful blog ^_^

Paula said...

Hi again Melissa!! Thanks for sharing your blog and Etsy shop with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :))


mail4rosey said...

I love the picture w/the tree. Happy upcoming birthday!!

Hope your 'babies' are better soon!

Visiting today from No Rules weekend hop.

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

Warms me up just thinking about it. LOVE hot buttered rum! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks blog hop!

Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

Unknown said...

Every year I say I am going to make a hot buttered rum and have yet to do it. Your recipe looks so good. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

Holly Lefevre said...

I think I need to try right now!

Adorned From Above said...

This looks delicious. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Unknown said...

I just sprinkled this post at all my favorite places! Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!!

Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop and for being one of my Five Faves:)

Merry Christmas!

city said...

thanks for share....