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Maybe you folks can help me out with this. Hot buttered rum is something I've only had once - someone made it for me with that premade mix you can get at the grocery store. Needless to say I was pretty underwhelmed, but the drink is so deliciously named that I remain convinced it would be quite tasty if made properly from scratch.

Anyone have a good recipe?
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1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
Pinch salt
Bottle dark rum
Boiling water

In a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Refrigerate until almost firm. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into 12 small mugs. Pour about 3 ounces of rum into each mug (filling about halfway). Top with boiling water (to fill the remaining half), stir well, and serve immediately
It doesn't actually. The butter goes liquid and blends with the rest of the drink. The key is to add the hot water after the butter and stir, else it does just float.

I think they are just 'ok' but Stefania loves them on a cold day, with a fire going and I make them 15-20 times a year. I actually think it's the bitters and nutmeg that make the drink.

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