Hot Caramel Buttered Rum Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson |

Got the rainy day blues? This warm hot caramel buttered rum cocktail is sure to warm you up no matter what weather is thrown your way this weekend. Drinking hot buttered rum on cold days dates back to the colonial days in the States. But the difference between this cocktail and other buttered rums is that a bit of Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka is added for a rich caramel and butter flavor.

So curl up by the fire or in bed with a loved one and sip on this warm buttered rum and watch as the worries and cold weather pass by outside.

Hot Caramel Buttered Rum Recipe

Adapted from Ron Abuelo


3 oz dark rum
1 oz Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
1 cup hot water
1/4 stick Unsalted Butter, softened
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Honey
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
Cinnamon Stick, for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients (excluding rum and vodka) into a hot drinking cup or mug.
  2. Mix together with a spoon then add rum and Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka.
  3. Pour in hot water (1 cup or more to personal taste) and stir vigorously until the mixture has dissolved.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon stick.