Hot Buttered Rum – A delicious holiday drink made with just a few simple ingredients. So creamy and flavorful!
Hot Buttered Rum
Who here is a hot buttered rum fan?! Now I had personally only ever had this at restaurants before so when I set out to try making it at home, I was so surprised with how easy it was to make! All you really have to do is heat water up, mix butter, sugar, and spices together, and combine all of that with rum in a cup. So easy!
Now my version in the pictures turned out much lighter because all I had on hand was light brown sugar for the sweetener but if you use normal brown sugar or even dark brown sugar, it will have a much deeper brown color. This is a great drink to make for holiday parties or even just as a warm drink to enjoy on christmas eve!
Common Questions About Making Hot Buttered Rum
What does hot buttered rum taste like?
Hot buttered rum tastes like a creamy, more flavorful glass of rum. The butter gives it the creamy texture and flavor while the spices really jazz it up.
What kind of rum should I use?
I would suggest either a dark rum or a spiced rum. Either would taste great.
Can I make a big batch of hot buttered rum?
Yes! You can double, triple, etc this recipe as it serves just one. I have even made it in a slow cooker before to serve at a party as the slow cooker helps keep it warm.
Can I make this a mocktail?
Of course! Substitute apple cider in for the rum in the recipe. It’ll be a different drink but still quite tasty!
Looking for more holiday cocktails? Check these recipes out!
- Eggnog Amaretto Cocktail
- Cranberry Moscow Mule
- Eggnog White Russian
- Merry Mistletoe Cocktail
- Peppermint White Russian
- RumChata Eggnog Cocktail
- 5 ounces water (hot)
- 2 ounces spiced rum
- 1 tablespoon butter (softened)
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Pinch of allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a mug, combine butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
- Add in the rum and then the hot water. Stir and then serve.
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