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Suck it Up Buttercup(Hot Buttered Rum)

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Suck it Up Buttercup

‘Suck it Up Butter Cup’ is the ultimate comfort drink.  Warm and buttery-the perfect drink for a cold, snowy, or rainy day.  So romantic in front of a roaring fire…

This is an idea that has spanned generations.    Distilleries started opening in the Colonies in the 1650’s and it didn’t long for colonists to add Rum to hot beverages- Totties, Nogs, and Hot-Buttered Rums became a much-loved part of the cold-weather landscape.

One sip- and Wow- you feel good all over!  I like to double the batter recipe and keep it in the freezer. Then it is so quick to put together- and something last-minute guests will love.  They will “Suckit Up”.  A beautiful drink for the Holidays.


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Suck it Up Butter Cup

Hot Buttered Rum
Prep Time15 mins
Freezer Time2 hrs
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday drink, holiday gift kit, hot alcoholic drink, hot buttered rum, hot tottie, rum drink
Yield: 5
Author: Hugh Jazz




  • 1 cup Softened butter
  • 2 cup Confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 cups Vanilla bean Ice cream

Create 'Suck it Up Buttercup'

  • ¾ cup Boiling water
  • 2 heaping tbsp Batter
  • 1 ½ tsp Mount Gay Rum


Double this recipe and keep the batter handy in your freezer

Hot-Buttered Rum is Soul-Warming and perfect for a Homemade gift.  Put a few servings of batter in Holiday plastic container.  Pair it with a 50 ml ‘Fun-size’ bottle of Rum- also called a nip(usually around a dollar).  Throw in a wooden spoon and our ‘Suck-it-Up Buttercup’ recipe.  Wrap it up in a clear gift bag and ribbon and Voila!  This gift is fun, interesting, delicious, and low-cost- just keep that batter frozen.  Some day your loved one might be feeling the cold doldrums of winter.  This could be the perfect pick-me-up!

Mix it Up

Substitute Cider for Rum- and you have a delicious non-alcoholic version


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