It’s ‘that’ time of the year and winter has wrapped its arms around the country, especially North India. Therefore, what’s better than a classic elixir to enjoy this frost-kissed season in the heart of the country? You guessed it right; we are talking about the cozy winter love- rum to combat the Delhi ki sardi. Dark rum’s timeless aromatic presence, warm charm, and rich flavours, made it *hands down* an all-time go-to potion for Delhiites. All thanks to the well-crafted concoction, a new variation called ‘Hot Buttered Rum’ has made its way to people’s heart.
It is exactly how it sounds, filled with the enchanting base of rum, the goodness of some spices, and a mouth-watering taste of butter, this specially curated spirit will lure you to the core. That’s the reason this drink has become the new favourite of South Delhi bars and cafes which have kept it in their winter menu.
What makes hot buttered rum loved by all?
Picture this: It’s a cold winter night and you’re enjoying the chilly weather sitting beside a fireplace with a blanket wrapped around you. This is exactly what this hot buttered rum does to you. It takes you to a whole new world of taste and comfort. If you’re still not convinced to try out the new rum variant, then let’s explore a few more reasons
Comfort and warmth
Delhi winters can be chilly and harsh and trust us, the experience of hot buttered rum is what you’ve been longing for. The drink is served hot and already has the inner warmth of rum that makes you easily battle the winter chill and happily enjoy the weather.
Taste and variations
Hot buttered rum comes with a delightful harmony of flavours. The caramelized taste of dark rum, the sweetness of butter with sugar, and the fragrant dance of spices create an unforgettable symphony that lasts long. One of the perks of hot buttered rum is that it comes with multiple customisable variations as well.
A reason to party
Hot buttered rum is not just a drink but an absolute reason to celebrate. Delhi boasts of great house parties and prolonged celebrations which makes this elixir the need of the hour everywhere. Be it a bonfire weenie roast or a casual get-together, dark rum has always been the timeless center of attraction in winter.
Places to try hot buttered rum in Delhi
If you’re a Delhiite and looking for a place to explore hot buttered rum, then you’ve landed on the right spot. We’ve mentioned below some A-listed cafes and restaurants in New Delhi where you’ll find this supreme potion with excellence at its peak in their winter menu. Check out:
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Address: Local Shopping Complex, 11, Vasant Kunj Rd, next to Mini Cooper Showroom, Pocket B-C, Sector C, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070
Ivoryy Cocktail Garden
Address: T- 540, Panchshila park, Malviya Nagar road, New Delhi, Delhi, 110017
Address: C- 51 ground floor, Shivalik Rd, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110017
Address: shop number 18, M Block, Block M, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
DIY hot buttered rum recipe
Now that you’re well-versed with where to find the mystique of hot buttered rum but are planning to throw an indoor bash for your folks, don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Unveil the magic of hot buttered rum in your kitchen with easily available ingredients at your counter. So, put on mixology gloves and have a glance at this DIY recipe to surprise your guests.
- Take 60 ml of dark rum
- Hot boiling water
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (melted)
- 1 tablespoon sugar (preferably brown sugar)
- Whipped cream (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1-2 cloves
- A dash of salt
- Cinnamon stick
- Orange peel
How to prepare hot buttered rum:
- Make sure to have a warm glass or mug
- Take a small bowl and mix butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt together.
- Now add the mixture to your glass before putting anything else.
- Time for dark rum; add your favourite brand of rum into the mixture.
- Mix hot boiling water and stir well till everything blends properly.
- Finally, use the cinnamon stick and orange peel for garnishing.
- If you want to jazz it up a little, add freshly whipped cream on top.
- Serve hot.