Madtini’s Hot Cocktails of Winter – Hot Spiced Butter Rum

Hot Spiced Butter RumToday is a perfect day to start our “Madtini Hot Cocktails of Winter” Series. Today, we woke up to several inches of fresh new snow, minus temperatures and a nose biting wind chill factor. Every few days over the next week or so, we’ll post a new drink that we’ve tried, that will hopefully do a little bit to take away the chill from our long cold winters. And a request to readers in warmer climates, we’re very open to opening up a Caribbean headquarters for Madtini.

Tonight’s ‘Hot Cocktail’ is the Hot Spiced Butter Rum, a smooth combination of spices, rum and ‘real’ butter. Cheers to warmer days


  • 2 oz of Sailor Jerry spiced rum
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp finely minced lemon rind
  • 3 pinches of cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Boiling water
  • tsp unsalted butter


Start with light brown sugar, add ground cloves, cinnamon, diced lemon rind, nutmeg – then top it off with Sailor Jerry spiced rum, boiling water and a generous teaspoon of ‘real’ unsalted butter. Toss in a cinnamon stick to get things stirred up.

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Drink recipe adapted from Epicurious.

Drink like a Pirate Day: ‘Ol Spiced Sailor

'Ol Spiced SailorIngredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Goldschlager Cinnamon Schnapps
  • 1 1/2 oz Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
  • Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 oz hot water

Place 8 ice cubes into a dish towel, add a cinnamon stick, pound the ice with a rolling pin until its well broken up. Pour the ice and broken cinnamon into a rocks glass. Mix the fresh lemon juice and brown sugar with the hot water, add rum and cinnamon schnapps. Stir and garnish with a cinnamon stick, and serve to your First Mate.


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