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Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

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Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum

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This is one great, classic hot drink that is an absolute delight around a fall campfire with friends. If you are by the fire you may want to try this with a red hot poker method below the recipe. 

You can also make a large batch of the base mix for this drink by mixing the butter, sugar and spices ahead of time. Use this ready made mix for a quick drink or to make holiday entertaining a little easier. Hot Buttered Rum Mix recipe...

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 1 small slice soft butter
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Optional spices to taste: ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, allspice
  • Vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • Hot water


  1. Place the butter, sugar and spices at the bottom of an Irish coffee glass or mug.
  2. Mix well or muddle.
  3. Pour in the rum and hot water.
  4. Stir.

*Red hot poker mixing: Choose a clean, thick rod and let it sit in the fire until it is red hot. Shake off any ashes and slowly put it into the finished drink, being careful not to touch the rod to the bottom of the glass or it will shatter. This is great for camping and the same hot-poker method can be used for caramelizing dark beers.

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 5 out of 5
Great!, Member marielle312

I added a bit of creamer to this recipe and it turned out so delicious! It was so good for the cold, winter night. :)

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