Hot Buttered Rum Recipe
Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

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Homemade Hot Buttered Rum
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This hot buttered rum recipe packs a warm, spicy, festive punch. It's sweet, buttery, rich, and creamy. I like to mix my whipped cream into the hot drink just before drinking. This recipe makes four 1/2-cup servings for small mugs, or two servings for larger mugs. If you're not sure how much to make, it can't hurt to double the recipe, right?
Serves: 4 1/2-cup servings
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 5 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup spiced rum
  • cinnamon sticks for serving (optional)
  1. In the chilled bowl of an electric mixer, beat the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar together to stiff peaks. Set this in the fridge.
  2. In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the water, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt to a boil. Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes, whisking occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and spiced rum. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream, a sprinkle of nutmeg, and a cinnamon stick. Serve immediately.


13 Comments on Hot Buttered Rum

  1. stephanie
    November 30, 2015 at 11:55 pm (6 years ago)

    Let me see…I am also a lover of all things Christmas music, though I tend to really love the old Bing Crosby and Elvis Christmas songs the most. Those old classics from the old black and white movies. I also like the novelty songs (except dogs barking christmas songs. that irritates me) and my favorite one is Dominic the Italian Christmas Donkey! (hee haw hee haw)

  2. Nutmeg Nanny
    December 1, 2015 at 12:08 am (6 years ago)

    What a great looking boozy holiday drink. I love those mugs too 🙂 Plus Plugra is the best!

  3. Melissa
    December 1, 2015 at 8:00 am (6 years ago)

    Cue Christmas music and a roaring fire. This boozy hot buttered rum is a perfect way to celebrate the season.

  4. Catherine
    December 1, 2015 at 8:29 am (6 years ago)

    Dear Julie, What a wonderful winter treat. This sounds so good and I can only imagine just how incredible it smells on the stovetop! xo, Catherine

  5. Carolyn
    December 1, 2015 at 9:13 am (6 years ago)

    I’d love to curl up with some of this today!

  6. heather @french press
    December 1, 2015 at 10:52 am (6 years ago)

    I always try to hols off until after Thanksgiving to turn up the Christmas music, but then it is go time. ALL day, every day no matter what I’m doing. And even though it is only am, that hot buttered rum sounds SO good!!

  7. Nicole
    December 1, 2015 at 3:09 pm (6 years ago)

    This screams winter! Love the gorgeous photos!

  8. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
    December 1, 2015 at 3:15 pm (6 years ago)

    I love them all! Listening to everything makes it just feel more like the holiday season…like this drink. Oh my, I could use it right now!

  9. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking
    December 4, 2015 at 8:57 pm (6 years ago)

    When it comes to Christmas music, I tend to be more along the lines of a traditionalist… I wait until after Thanksgiving to start playing any sort of holiday songs, and I love the classics more than the new age/pop star tunes! I guess that’s the old person in me shining through. 😉 I think that sitting next to the fire with a big cup of this with Christmas carols playing in the background would be perfect!

  10. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    December 6, 2015 at 10:06 pm (6 years ago)

    Hot buttered rum is seriously the best, I could drink it all winter long not just during the holidays!

  11. Boyd Kobe
    January 15, 2019 at 9:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Well, now I have plenty of ideas what to bring to a party I’m attending! These look great, thank you.

  12. Joefine
    September 5, 2019 at 6:07 am (2 years ago)

    I LOVE how simple and delicious these recipes are! My mouth is watering just thinking of making them again 🙂


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