Here's the best thing about hot buttered rum: It's perfect for whichever sort of cold day you're having. If you've somehow captured one of those magazine cover-esque, snowman-building, ski slope-frolicking, fireplace-burning kinda days, a warm mug of hot buttered rum is practically a requirement to complete your (lucky bastard) wintertime fantasy scenario.

If you're trapped in reality with the rest of us (that would be the steel-wool sky, frozen car engine, late for your appointment, wet feet and running nose version), then hot buttered rum might be the only thing standing between you and a bout of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Either way, it's a drink that can only make things better.