Will’s Hot Buttered Rum

Will’s Hot Buttered Rum is the perfect drink to cozy up to on the couch, next to a lit fire. So take a break from your typical eggnog and spiked hot chocolate and give this version of an American Classic a try.











Infused Butter (Makes 4 drinks)

  • 4 ounces of unsalted butter (softened)
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • The zest of 1 lemon
  • The zest of 1 orange
  • ¼ teaspoon of freshly grated ginger (peeled)
  • 2 pinches of salt

To Finish the Drink (Per Drink)

  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of infused butter
  • 2 ounces of Dos Maderas 5x5 rum
  • ½ ounce of ginger liqueur
  • 6 ounces of boiling water or cider

Note: The butter makes enough for 4 drinks but the drink finish is for 1 drink.


  1. In a mixing bowl or in your stand mixer add the softened butter, brown sugar, vanilla, honey, and salt and mix thoroughly to combine. Make sure all the sugar granules are fully incorporated into the butter.
  2. Using a microplane or fine box grate, zest the lemon, orange and peeled ginger into the butter and mix to combine.
  3. In a heat-proof glass or mug, add 6 ounces of boiling water or cider, followed by the infused butter. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the rum and ginger liqueur and stir to incorporate. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if you prefer.

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