Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail

Base Spirit: Rum

Type: Classics, Hot

Served: Hot/Warm

Preparation: Stirred

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

Flavor Profile: Creamy, Sweet

About the Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail

In winter, Hot Buttered Rum always hits the spot.

Ingredients in the Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz Rum
  • 1 tbsp Hot Buttered Rum Batter,* frozen
  • Boiling water

Glass: Mug

How to make the Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail

Add the rum and batter to a mug. Fill with boiling water and stir.

*Hot Buttered Rum Batter

  • 1 lb Butter, at room temperature
  • 1 lb Brown sugar
  • 1 lb Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground cloves
  • 1 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1 qt Vanilla ice cream, softened slightly

Add all the ingredients except the ice cream to a bowl and stir to combine. Add the ice cream and stir again. Transfer to a container with a lid, seal and store in the freezer. (Ideally, the batter is prepared at first frost and finished before the robins arrive. Bring it out for parties, or whenever the temperature drops below 25 degrees.)

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  1. Barbara | Creative Culinary says

    I’ve been making this same batter for 25 years…it’s the best. I make a large quantity and freeze it in Mason jars and give them as gifts. I’ve never had one returned. :)

  2. Brian Oakes says

    I love me some rum, but seriously….this receipe calls for 3 lbs plus a quart of ice cream….how about some more manageable porortions ??

    • The recipe yields a lot, but you’re not meant to use it all at once! It’ll keep for months in the freezer—just scoop out a tablespoon anytime you have a hankering for Hot Buttered Rum. And you can definitely halve or quarter the batter recipe if you’d like.

  3. Michael Wilson says

    Yeah. That’s what keeps me away from this. I’d need a party of about 60 people to make that much batter.


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