This is the real thing - an authentic Colonial recipe except you use a slow cooker to simmer it. You will swear you are drinking a cinnamon roll, and then it hits you! Very tasty and a family favorite.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the brown sugar, butter, salt and hot water in 5 quart slow cooker. Add cinnamon sticks and cloves. Cover and cook on Low for 5 hours. Stir in rum.

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  • Ladle from the slow cooker into mugs, and top with whipped cream and a dusting of nutmeg.

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Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

393.1 calories; 0.5 g protein; 38 g carbohydrates; 36.2 mg cholesterol; 130.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2008
For those of you that have complained about the recipe, let me give you some advice. At no time should there be any butter floating as a glob that you have to "mop" up. You don't have your crock pot hot enough. Start it out on high if you plan on having this drink in a couple of hours. I let it usually simmer for 4-5 hrs and it is an after dinner drink. When the crock is steaming and the buter is glistening, then you have your batch correct. Don't add the rum to the pot if it is too much. Add it to the each mug to taste. If you alter this recipe with splenda or margarine and still rate this poorly, that is your problem. Best of luck to those who take another stab at it. I think you will be happier with the results... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2008
I was so excited to try this recipe. The flavor was good however I have never had a drink with so much butter in it. I couldn't finish it and had to keep spooning butter off the top of the drink. I really thought that I would like. If you make this and are not used to having butter in your drinks I would cut the butter down to half if not more. Read More
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178 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2008
For those of you that have complained about the recipe, let me give you some advice. At no time should there be any butter floating as a glob that you have to "mop" up. You don't have your crock pot hot enough. Start it out on high if you plan on having this drink in a couple of hours. I let it usually simmer for 4-5 hrs and it is an after dinner drink. When the crock is steaming and the buter is glistening, then you have your batch correct. Don't add the rum to the pot if it is too much. Add it to the each mug to taste. If you alter this recipe with splenda or margarine and still rate this poorly, that is your problem. Best of luck to those who take another stab at it. I think you will be happier with the results... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2007
This recipe is easy to make and serve. I served it with Thanksgiving dessert and received a ton of compliments. Since I do not keep whole cloves on hand I just emptied out a teabag and put 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves in the empty teabag. I then put the teabag in the crockpot with the rest of the ingredients. (I also added 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon allspice to the teabag.) I love vanilla and added 1 teaspoon of that to the water mixture. These additions mingle well with the original recipe especially if you love holidy spices like I do! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2005
This was a HIT at my sisters Christmas party. I did make the mistake of not having cinnamon sticks so did a few good shakes of ground cinnamon. BIG mistake. I ended up with cinnamon floating at the top of the crock. I just let it simmer then poured it through a strainer to remove that residue and it was awesome. Then I got some cinnamon sticks for when I make this again on Christmas Eve for the family. It was wonderful! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2004
This is a wonderful holiday drink. It is very sweet and stong but a great after dinner drink. I think it is a much easier recipe to prepare and forget about since it's cooked in the crock-pot. It is our new Christmas tradition...all of the adults have a mug full while the kids open and play with their new gifts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2009
Oh' My!!!.... This will forever be a traditional drink for the holidays in our family. I was under the impression that this was made on the stove. When I discovered that this was a slow cooker drink I panicked with only 2 hours away from company arriving. I decided to start out the batch on the stove and brought to a boil then simmered for approx. 15 minutes. I then placed the batch in the slow cooker and placed on high for 2.5 hours. This was PERFECT!!... I also agree if anyone has butter floating on the top..... IT'S NOT READY... Keep simmering until the butter is not floating on top. KEEP THAT LID ON and let it cook!!... Thank You Linda Correia for this outstanding recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2008
I was so excited to try this recipe. The flavor was good however I have never had a drink with so much butter in it. I couldn't finish it and had to keep spooning butter off the top of the drink. I really thought that I would like. If you make this and are not used to having butter in your drinks I would cut the butter down to half if not more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2007
Awesome!!!!!! I did if for four of us for a Christmas meal I put together. Everyone was in awe of the incredible taste. Like eveyone says (who've tried it) - like drinking a liquid cinnamon bun. So good in fact that I was asked to make more for another larger Christmas party on Boxing Day. Again nothing but oohs and aahs.. This is now a Cristmas tradition for my Crock Pot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2009
UPDATE: For those of you who think there is too much butter you really MUST stir it well before serving into each cup then add the rum and top with whipping cream and freshly ground nutmeg. There is nothing better! The butter really gives it its rich taste. One more thing use dark rum. Made this for a party I had on Christmas Eve. Everyone raved. I doubled the recipe and added the rum to cups before topping it with this. The whipping cream and freshly ground nutmeg really made it. I think this has become a new traditional winter drink for us. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2004
We enjoyed this very much on Christmas day. It's very strong (at least for me!) so the whipped cream really made the drink for me! Read More
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