Hot Buttered Rum

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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book

By Downton Abbey

Published 2019

  • About

This sweet, spice-laced, spiked beverage—also known as a hot toddy— has its origin in colonial America, where New England distillers were turning molasses imported from Jamaica into rum as early as the 1650s. The steaming-hot mix of the strong local spirit and rich butter provided a welcome defense against the bitter-cold Northeast winter. Don’t be tempted to stir the melted butter into the drink. It should float on top.