Hot buttered rum for one

4 Jun

Hot buttered rum for one - the perfect pick-me-up when you have a cold (or are just really cold).

hot buttered rum for one - The Hungry Mum

I have been struck by a cold that is determined to get the better of me. I have been bedridden and feeling very sorry for myself for what seems like an eternity. Woe is me 😉

It isn’t all bad news though – my family has been taking very good care of me. The Hungry Dad has literally gone from one end of Sydney to the other today, catering to my every need. Needs today have included cinnamon scrolls from the best place in Sydney (Hello, Oregano Bakery) to sourdough bread and litres and litres of juice.

Miss 8 made me a patient’s tray complete with a get well card, while Miss 10 has just been quietly helping in the background.


My friend Merryn brought me soup and home-made garlic bread for dinner last night, which was so delicious and so thoughtful.

I have gotten off my death bed – hyperbole alert – to share with you the hot drink that has been helping my through this awful cold.

I first tried hot buttered rum in Canada, when we went to Whistler over Christmas. What a revelation! Warming, sweet and strong, it was the perfect drink to warm us up on Christmas Eve with The Hungry Dad’s cousin and family as we watched the kids ice skate. Considering Christmas in Sydney is steamy and hot and the drink of choice is beer or champagne this was a lovely change.

This hot buttered rum may not kill your cold but it will warm you up and help you sleep. And that is sometimes the best thing you can ask for.


One nip of dark spiced rum – I used Kraken

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon butter, melted

boiling water


Add the sugar and rum to a mug and stir. Add in the melted butter and top the mug up with boiling water, stirring until combined.

Sip slowly.

Hot buttered rum for one. The Hungry Mum


16 Responses to “Hot buttered rum for one”

  1. Tania Adrianne Gammon June 4, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

    get well soon!

  2. goldenbrodie June 4, 2016 at 5:10 pm #

    Better soon! We have hot buttered rum at Christmas as well. Will try your brand. New had Kraken.

    • The Hungry Mum June 5, 2016 at 10:33 pm #

      Thanks 😉 Isn’t it an amazing drink? Kraken is a very dark, spiced rum. I never used to like rum but this is a winer.

      • goldenbrodie June 5, 2016 at 10:36 pm #

        Yes & I hope to find Kraken here. Love the challenge of a new drink or recipe.

  3. missemzyy June 4, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    I hope you feel better soon! I must make a glass of hot buttered rum when I’m not feeling the best! Looks delicious 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum June 5, 2016 at 7:43 am #

      Thanks 🙂 It really warms you up – and it helps you feel nice and relaxed x

  4. hotlyspiced June 4, 2016 at 10:49 pm #

    Sorry to hear you haven’t been well. I don’t think I’ve ever had hot buttered rum but it does sound good, especially with the shocking weather we’re experiencing at the moment xx

  5. letsliveyall June 5, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

    Feel better soon! I have never had hot buttered rum but holy cow this looks delicious! Definitely going to try it!

    • The Hungry Mum June 5, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

      Thanks 🙂 Hot buttered rum is my new go to – there are only so many cups of tea you can drink 😉

  6. June 6, 2016 at 11:23 pm #

    Be sure to add plenty of rum! Good to have family…

  7. Gather and Graze June 8, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    Sounds deliciously warming and comforting HM! Hope you’re feeling better now. xx

  8. Jem @ Lost in Utensils June 10, 2016 at 7:46 am #

    There are a few nasty things going around at the moment. I’d say this drink would help anyone at anytime lol 🙂 Get better quickly!

    • The Hungry Mum June 15, 2016 at 5:17 pm #

      I drank so much of this hot buttered rum when I was sick! Hope you are avoiding all the sickness that’s hanging around x

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