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Master of Cocktails – Hot Buttered Rum

Master of Cocktails Hot Buttered Rum

This week’s #MasterofCocktails marks the turn of the seasons. It’s clearly autumn now, and with fireworks displays, Halloween etc. coming, clearly we need a hot buttered rum recipe.

Like many ‘oft-neglected’ classics, this drink has a simple problem, with a simple solution. The problem is immiscibility, by which I mean that butter and rum simply don’t like each other and don’t want to play together. One’s Lipophlic, or Hydrophobic, or some other shit that I can never remember. Basically we need an emulsifier. That’s where the lecithin comes in…

Master of Cocktails Ingredients

You’ll be needing these…

List of Ingredients

  • 40g Rumbullion!
  • 10g Muscovado Sugar
  • 10g Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Lecithin powder
  • 60-100ml Boiling water

Might as well measure everything using scales this week, as we’re going to be weighing the butter. So, 40g Rumbullion!.

Master of Cocktails Hot Buttered Rum

Followed closely by 10g Muscovado Sugar.

Master of Cocktails Hot Buttered Rum

Muscovado really is the right sugar for this. Don’t be tempted to sub it out.

Now the butter. Please please please use good butter for this. This stuff is *superb*:

Master of Cocktails Hot Buttered Rum

If in doubt as to what makes good butter, in my experience, anything that’s made using whey leftover from cheesemaking has a flavour that’s just not found elsewhere. Seek it out. You’ll thank me. So, 10g.

Master of Cocktails Hot Buttered Rum

Next, sprinkle over about 1/2 tsp Lecithin powder. You can get this on Amazon. It’s not expensive.

Master of Cocktails Hot Buttered Rum

Finally, boiling water. How much is up to you. I’d say a minimum of 60ml, and a maximum of about 200 depending on how long you want the drink.

Master of Cocktails Hot Buttered Rum

You probably want to sling the whole lot in the microwave at this point for about 15 seconds.

Master of Cocktails Hot Buttered Rum

Final Step – A quick blitz with a stick-blender.

Master of Cocktails Hot Buttered Rum

This allows the Lecithin to do its job and bind the butter into the mixture.

Master of Cocktails Hot Buttered Rum

By this point the drink will be *delicious*, but I’m not going to serve it in glass. So, pour into something opaque. Such as this. #Lathe

Master of Cocktails Hot Buttered Rum

Finally, serve. Hot Buttered Rum. Hot, warming and delicious.

Master of Cocktails Hot Buttered Rum

Enjoy!

#6secondcocktails

Word of warning – these really don’t last long. Make a batch.

Master of Cocktails Hot Buttered Rum

Join us next week when we’ll be using the following… (That’s pisco by the way. Payet Acholado’s the best I’ve tasted, so, ‘that’.)

Master of Cocktails Ingredients

Next week you’ll be needing these…
An egg, Pisco Payet Acholado, Angostura Bitters, a Lime, Sugar Syrup.

Ben

Categories : Cocktails, Rum

2 comments on “Master of Cocktails – Hot Buttered Rum”

  1. Matt says:

    Tried this last night after the lecithin arrived from Amazon; served in a toddy glass due to a lack of wooden goblets – a really good drink, spicy, warming and very moorish!

  2. Excellent!

    Make sure to post a photo with the hashtag #masterofcocktails if you’re on twitter 🙂

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