Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum
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Recipe for Hot Buttered Rum. This classic toddy has been popular for generations, it's so delicious and easy to make that it will doubtless remain in demand for years to come.


  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) dark rum
  • 1 slice lemon, quartered
  • 1 1/2 cups water, boiling
  • 2 teaspoons salted butter


  1. Make the Hot Buttered Rum in whatever you'll be serving it in: ideally mugs, cups with saucers, or heatproof footed glass mugs. Place 1 teaspoon of the sugar and 2 tablespoons of the rum in each serving sup and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add two quarters of the lemon slices and 3/4 cup boiling water to each cup. Top each with 1 teaspoon of butter and serve immediately.