Hot Buttered Rum Recipe: Different Ways to Make Deliciousness

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

Warm drinks add a cozy layer to cold days or even those first few cooler days of fall. Hot buttered rum is a great way to bring a balmy mood to a gray or drizzly day, and with the availability of modifications, there's a hot buttered rum for everyone. So next time you're settling in as the cold weather settles in around you, consider trying out a hot buttered rum recipe.

Old Fashioned Hot Buttered Rum

The classic hot buttered rum recipe comes together pretty quickly; it'll be in your hands before you've even finished removing your winter layers.

Old Fashioned Buttered Rum

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  • 1 dash pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • Hot water to top off
  • Whipped cream or cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. Warm a mug by filling with hot water.
  2. After mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  3. In the mug, combine the brown sugar, butter, and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir well to combine.
  5. Add rum.
  6. Top off with hot water.
  7. Garnish with whipped cream or cinnamon stick.

Slow Cooker Buttered Rum

If you're a person that prefers to let someone, or something else, do the cooking, then this slow cooker hot buttered rum recipe is your newest partner in cozy cocktails.

Crockpot/Batch Buttered Rum

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • 4 cups water
  • Whipped cream for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a slow cooker, add water, brown sugar, butter, salt, cloves, and cinnamon sticks.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. On low, allow the mix to simmer for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Warm mugs by filling with hot water.
  5. After mugs are warm to touch, pour out the water.
  6. In warm mugs, add 2 ounces of rum to each.
  7. Top off with slow cooker mix.
  8. Garnish with whipped cream.

Honey Buttered Rum

This recipe calls for honey, making it a smooth combination of a hot toddy and hot buttered rum in the best of ways.

Honey/Sweet Buttered Rum

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 dash pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • Hot water to top off
  • 4-6 cloves, lemon wedge, cinnamon stick, and star anise for garnish

Instructions

  1. Warm a mug by filling with hot water.
  2. After mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  3. In the mug, combine the brown sugar, butter, honey, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir well to combine.
  5. Add rum.
  6. Top off with hot water.
  7. To prepare garnish, pierce lemon wheel with cloves.
  8. Garnish with pierced lemon wheel, cinnamon stick, and star anise.

Non-Dairy Buttered Rum

If dairy doesn't agree with you or you've opted to go dairy-free, this recipe is just as rich and flavorful as all the rest.

Non-Dairy Buttered Rum

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted dairy-free or vegan unsalted butter
  • 1 dash pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • Hot water to top off
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. Warm a mug by filling with hot water.
  2. After mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  3. In the mug, combine the brown sugar, dairy-free butter, and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir well to combine.
  5. Add rum.
  6. Top off with hot water.
  7. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Spiced Hot Buttered Rum

This recipe leans on spiced rum and some extra spices to give the classic recipe a deeper flavor.

Spiced Hot Buttered Rum

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces spiced rum
  • ½ ounce allspice dram
  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • Hot water to top off
  • Cloves, dash nutmeg, and cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. Warm a mug by filling with hot water.
  2. After mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  3. In the mug, combine the brown sugar and butter.
  4. Stir well to combine.
  5. Stir in rum and allspice dram.
  6. Top off with hot water.
  7. Garnish with cinnamon stick, cloves, and dash of nutmeg.

Butterscotch Apple Buttered Rum

One of the most decadent of the buttered rum recipes available, its extra ingredients and prep time are well worth it.

Butterscotch Apple Buttered Rum

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces spiced rum
  • 1 ounce apple cider
  • ¾ ounce butterscotch liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  • Whipped cream, cinnamon stick, apple slice, and caramel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Warm a mug by filling with hot water.
  2. After mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  3. In the mug, combine the brown sugar, butter, and apple cider.
  4. Stir well to combine.
  5. Add rum and butterscotch liqueur.
  6. Top off with hot water.
  7. Garnish with whipped cream, cinnamon stick, apple slice, and caramel drizzle.

Pumpkin Buttered Rum

Pumpkin is a prominent fall flavor, it's savory yet sweet taste perfect for enjoying indoors while you watch the leaves fall.

Pumpkin Buttered Rum

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces spiced rum
  • ¾ ounce pumpkin liqueur or vodka
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  • 1 dash pure vanilla extract
  • Hot water to top off
  • Whipped cream and ground nutmeg for garnish

Instructions

  1. Warm a mug by filling with hot water.
  2. After mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  3. In the mug, combine the brown sugar and butter.
  4. Stir well to combine.
  5. Add rum and pumpkin liqueur.
  6. Top off with hot water.
  7. Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle of ground nutmeg.

Maple Buttered Rum

The maple syrup in this recipe adds both sweetness and flavor.

Maple Buttered Rum

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces spiced rum
  • ½ ounce maple whiskey
  • ¾ ounce maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  • 1 dash pure vanilla extract
  • Hot water to top off

Instructions

  1. Warm a mug by filling with hot water.
  2. After mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  3. In the mug, combine the maple syrup, butter, and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir well to combine.
  5. Add rum and maple whiskey.
  6. Top off with hot water.

Buttering Up to Hot Buttered Rum

Any hot buttered rum recipe is sure to please; it all comes down to the flavor or ingredients you'd like to use. Once you've mastered a few of them, you can easily swap around ingredients. For instance, consider using maple butter or coffee liqueur to stir up some new flavors. If you want a richer, creamier taste, you can add more butter or a splash of cream. Whichever you choose, hot buttered rum is a great way to warm up.

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