The Temple Bar 

Hot Buttered Rum 


  • Plantation 3 Stars
  • Brugal Anejo
  • Diplomático
  • house spice blend (cinnamon, allspice, clove, cayenne, nutmeg)
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • house-made whipped cream


The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate the season with a warm winter cocktail. This hot buttered rum is topped with a thick layer of house-made whipped cream and sprinkled with nutmeg, meaning the first thing to hit you is the smell of baking spices. Under the cream waits a warm mixture of rums flavored with vanilla syrup. This year’s recipe is slightly different than in years prior, as beverage director Emma Strutton added Diplomático, a molasses-based rum from Venezuela that enhances the drink’s richness. The result is a drink that’s bold, smooth, and creamy, perfect for sipping alone or alongside a dessert. “I think this is the best hot buttered rum I’ve ever made,” Strutton says. Taste for yourself under Temple Bar’s new covered outdoor patio, equipped with heaters to keep you extra cozy.  

306 W. Champion St, Bellingham, 360.676.8660,