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Hot Buttered Rum Mix Recipe

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Whip up this mix to have on hand for quick hot buttered rum at home. Sweetened with honey and spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon, this is a heartwarming drink. The batter may be made ahead and refrigerated for several days.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature and cut into pieces
  • 1-1/3 cups (packed) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Tiny pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 cup honey
  • For Each Serving:
  • 1 to 1-1/4 ounces rum
  • Boiling water


Prepare the batter: In a large bowl, cream the butter with the brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and honey. Continue to beat until the mixture is completely blended and somewhat fluffy. (The batter will keep several days if refrigerated, but allow it to return to room temperature before using.)

For each serving: Pour the rum into an 8-ounce porcelain coffee mug and fill the mug with boiling water to within an inch of the rim. Top with a large spoonful of the "batter" and serve. If you wish, stir the drink before serving; or leave this to the drinker.

Yield: 12 servings

Recipe Source: Food & Wine Holiday Collection (American Express Publishing)
Reprinted with permission.

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 5 out of 5
Slightly Modified, Member zursch

Thanks for a great recipe for an easy-to-make hot rum batter. Being a recent bachelor, I didn't have all the baking spices (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg) in the house, so I subbed in some chinese 5-spice powder and some powdered ginger to give it a little pep - works great! JZ

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