While we are still in the grips of winter, this rum-based cocktail is sure to set warm up your soul.

Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail
Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail
by Head Bartender, Andrew Purse
Vintaged Bar + Grill, Brisbane 
The hot buttered rum emerged alongside the rum and molasses trade in the United States back in colonial times, shares Karen Hoskin, co-founder and president of Montanya Distillers. Some people believed drinking melted butter would keep a sailor warm through the long, cold nights at sea. Of course, adding rum made the melted butter go down much more easily. 


  • 50mL Havana Especial 
  • 10mL Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 2 Heaped Teaspoons of Butter
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Knob Grated Ginger
  • 20mL Hot Water
  • Sugar Syrup (to taste)


Add all ingredients into a small saucepan and warm over medium heat, making sure the butter melts and mixes in with the other ingredients. Strain the mixture into your favourite tea/coffee cup and enjoy with a twist of orange. Enjoy!