Hot Cross Rum Cocktail — Happy Easter Everyone!

I thought I would share with you this recipe by Chef Mattew Butcher as it appeared in ele for a Hot Cross Rum Cocktail. I am now under instruction to make sure we have such a delight available over Easter…

Toasted, buttered hot cross buns are one of life’s little pleasures – add a little rum and Easter just got a whole lot more fun! Chef Matthew Butcher has created a hot cross bun inspired cocktail – the Hot Cross Rum – that will be available at all of his venues across Melbourne and Sydney for a limited time (Yugo, Dive Bar and Estate).

Hot Cross Rum Cocktail —

The Hot Cross Rum cocktail boasts hero ingredients of dark rum, ruby port and of course, a couple of hot cross buns. The sugar syrup, which can be made from scratch, tops off this ultimate Easter cocktail. Matt shares his recipe with us below so you can also enjoy this cocktail at home this Easter.


60ml dark rum

10ml Ruby Port

10ml melted butter

30ml milk

1 whole egg

15ml spiced sugar syrup*

2 x hot cross bun (second hot cross bun, to slice and toast for garnish)


1. Add all ingredients, except hot cross bun in shaker to combine and emulsify.

2. Add mixed ingredients and 1 x hot cross bun into blender. Blend on high until hot cross bun is pulverised.

3. Strain and gently press down on sediment to push absorbed liquid out.

4. Shake over ice and strain.

5. Serve with Hot Cross Bun toasted chips. Enjoy! 

Spiced Sugar Syrup

1. Add 100g water and 100g sugar to saucepan on medium heat. 

2. Add ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder, ginger powder, 1 star anise, 4 cloves, or desired amounts, stir until sugar and powders are dissolved.

3. Strain through cheesecloth. The sugar syrup will keep up to 1 week in the fridge.

Have a very Happy Easter 🐰💒🐣


17 Comments on “Hot Cross Rum Cocktail — Happy Easter Everyone!”

    • Dear Sean,

      Thank you for wishing all of us a Happy Easter, and for sharing your Hot Cross Rum Cocktail recipe with us.

      In the spirit of Easter, I would like to wish you, albeit belatedly, “Joyeuses Pâques!”

      Like Markus + Micah, I am also wondering in more detail how you have been celebrating Easter. Did you manage to enjoy to your heart’s content a lovely Easter weekend and do something special or unusual? Apart from blogging, staying home and celebrating your youngest one’s birthday on Good Friday, I wonder whether you have taken the chance to make some lovely things or read some unusual article(s) or book(s). Perhaps you have baked or consumed some lovely Easter cakes and cooked some Easter meals. Did you have the pleasure of working on your hobby project(s) more diligently?

      Speaking of what I have got myself occupied in, I have stayed up till very late around the time of Easter to complete some new graphics and eye-catching animations plus more pertinent information for my special Easter post entitled “Easter in Modern Multimedia Perspective“, which you can access directly at

      You are very welcome to peruse the extended and updated post at your earliest convenience. I would be delighted if you could kindly submit your feedback to my said post, as I am very keen and curious to know what you think or make of it.

      For best viewing of my said post (and other posts for that matter), please use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at my blog, which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

      Furthermore, since my blog contains advanced styling and multimedia components plus animations, it is highly recommended to read my posts and pages directly in my blog so that you will be able to see and experience all of the refined and glorious details. In order to see all of the animations contained in my said post, please make sure that you view the post directly on my blog and not via the WordPress Reader.

      In particular, scroll down to the end of my said post entitled “Easter in Modern Multimedia Perspective” to watch the complex animations under the heading “Related Articles 📰 with Animations“. Please enjoy!

      May you find the rest of 2021 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, reading, thinking and blogging about whatever topics that take your intellectual fancy, seduce your gustatory pleasure or tickle your spiritual delight!

      Happy May to you as well as Markus + Micah soon!

      Yours sincerely,

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  1. List my first post so let’s try again…

    Happy Easter Sean and family! 🐇🐰🐇🐰

    Wanted to thank you for that last batch of recommendations. Binge zipped through all and enjoyed them. Big thanks!

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