This recipe is heavily adapted from one by Geoffrey Zakarian, an Iron Chef for Food Network. It contains a few more ingredients than most of my Weekend Indulgence recipes, but it’s worth it. Since you probably already have all of the ingredients at home, go ahead and set out your butter to come to room temperature right now, and you’ll be ready to mix up a batch of Hot Buttered Rum with Ginger to keep you warm during these long, cold winter nights!

Hot Buttered Rum With Ginger

Servings: 4


1/2 cup Salted Butter (If you only have Unsalted Butter add a dash of salt)

1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons Light Brown Sugar

1/4 cup Honey

3/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger

1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon Ground Allspice

2 cups Boiling Water

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

6 ounces Dark Rum


1. Bring butter to room temperature.

2. In a medium bowl combine butter, sugar, honey, ground ginger, cinnamon, and allspice. Mix Well.

3. Place butter mixture in a pitcher. (I used the carafe from my coffee maker). Add boiling water, vanilla, and rum. Stir well and serve.

4. Put up your feet and enjoy!