Recipe: Hot Buttered Rum

PUBLISHED: 12:53 12 December 2013 | UPDATED: 12:53 12 December 2013

Lloyd in the Venner Bar

Lloyd in the Venner Bar


A cockle warming cocktail from Lloyd Brown of the Venner Bar at The Bull in Bridport

When the wind is howling and the mercury is falling there’s nothing better than sitting in front of an open fire, drinking a hot buttered rum. Never tried it before? Well you should. It’s simple to make and has a soft warming flavour. It blends Jamaican rum with Dorset dry cider. I think of it as apple-infused sunshine in a glass!


2 teaspoons of runny honey

1 knob of unsalted butter

50ml Appleton Estate VX golden rum

Top with hot dry cider

Finally finish with freshly grated nutmeg

Combine all the ingredients and serve in a large preheated mug, garnished with a stick of cinnamon and a slice of lemon studded with cloves. You will need to stir it before each sip to integrate the butter and give the drink its silky consistency.

The Venner Bar, The Bull Hotel, 34 East Street, Bridport DT6 3LF;

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