Crafting Holiday Cocktails with JJ Astor

Cooking Connection: Hot Buttered Rum

DULUTH, Minn. – The holiday season is here and Christmas is just four days away, with New Year’s Eve not far behind.

For this week’s Cooking Connection we’re focusing on holiday drinks.

FOX 21 Meteorologist William Seay got some tips to step up his bartending game.

JJ Astor Food and Beverage Manager Kai Soderberg showed William how to make Hot Buttered Rum.

Hot Buttered Rum:

  • Warm glass
  • Add batter to bottom of glass
    • Batter recipe:
      • 1 quart of ice cream
      • 1 pound of brown sugar
      • 1 pound of powdered sugar
      • 1 pound of unsalted, softened butter
      • three teaspoons of nutmeg
      • three teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 2 oz. of rum
  • Add hot water
  • Mix and enjoy!

JJ Astor Restaurant and Lounge is located in the Radisson at 505 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802.

They can be reached at (218) 722-8439 and visited online at

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