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Rum • Sweet
Hot Buttered Rum

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When American colonists began importing rum to the colonies from Jamaica, it led to the creation of a number of rum-based drinks, including this decadent mix of rum, hot water, butter, brown sugar and spices. We suggest making up a big batch of hot buttered rum batter and throwing it in the freezer—it’ll keep until the mood strikes on a cozy night in.

The Essentials

hot buttered rum batter
Hot water
The Details


2 oz rum
2 tbsp hot buttered rum batter
Hot water
Cinnamon stick


  • Add rum and hot buttered rum batter to a mug.
  • Fill mug with hot water and wait for batter to melt.
  • Stir until well blended.
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Hot Buttered Rum Batter
Custom Ingredient


4 sticks butter
2.25 cups dark brown sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp orange zest
1.5 tsp ground clove
1.5 tsp ground nutmeg
1 quart vanilla ice cream


  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Whisk in brown sugar and heat until just dissolved.
  • Remove the pan from heat and whisk in remaining ingredients.
  • Pour mixture into a sealable container and let cool.
  • Store in the freezer.
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