Hot Buttered Rum

It's the heart-warming cocktail to serve at get-togethers during cooler seasons. Rich, comforting and delicious, Lauren Mote's rumbelievable drink will re-energise your guests before they head back home.

Hot Buttered Rum




  • 45mlDark rum

  • 1barspoonUnsalted butter

  • 30mlVanilla syrup*

  • 2dashesAromatic bitters (optional)

  • 120mlHot water

  • 1Lemon peel

1.8 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1 x Irish coffee glass

  • 1 x Streamer pitcher

  • 1 x Pot


  • Make vanilla syrup

    *Vanilla syrup store-bought or add ½ vanilla bean, add to a pot with 500ml 1:1 simple syrup, bring to a simmer, and shut off the heat. Cover and allow to steep for 4 hours. Strain and use. Store in fridge, use within 7-10 days

  • Stir & Steam

    Strain and pour into an Old Fashioned tumbler with fresh ice.

  • Garnish

    Add to a glass and garnish with lemon peel.

    Express the oils along the top of the cocktail, and then layer the peel across the top of the glass. Serve immediately.

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  • vanilla
  • aromatic
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