Rating: 5 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0

While eggnog gets a lot more press, hot buttered rum is the ultimate festive holiday drink. So rich, so delicious, so satisfying, and super easy to make.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins
6 drinks


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
For the Batter:
For the Drinks:


Instructions Checklist
  • Place butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, clove, and salt for batter into a mixing bowl and cream together with a spatula until well combined.

  • To make the drink, place about 2 tablespoons of the batter into a festive, heat-proof mug. Add 1 tablespoon cream, 3 tablespoons rum, and fill halfway up with some of the boiling water. Stir with a spoon until the batter dissolves and top off more water. Garnish with a pinch of nutmeg. Repeat until all 6 drinks are prepared and serve immediately.

Chef's Notes:

Batter can be used immediately or rolled into a log in plastic wrap and refrigerated until needed.

If you'd prefer to use white rum, go ahead.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 18.8g; fat 21g; cholesterol 61.1mg; sodium 44.9mg. Full Nutrition