Classic seasonal spices, rich creamy texture, just the right amount of sweetness, and that warm-down-to-your-toes feeling of drinking spiced rum – now, that’s what we call a holiday spirit. Hot buttered rum is the type of drink that just begs to be made on cold nights. If it isn’t already a holiday favorite for you, we have a feeling this recipe will change that. Glowing Christmas lights and your coziest winter PJs are not required but definitely recommended.
Served at 140°F (60°C)
Makes 4 servings
When you’re ready to serve, split into four mugs. Hot buttered rum can be a strong drink, so it’s best to slip slowly. However, let it cool too much and the butter will separate and solidify. To keep it perfectly hot and smooth the last sip, set your Ember Mug² to 140°F. For even more holiday cheer, try it in our new Ember Mug² : Metallic Collection.
Go for a holiday-themed spiced rum. Several brands put out pumpkin spice, gingerbread, and other holiday spiced rum this time of year.
Sub the cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves for ¾ tsp pumpkin pie spice, and add 1 Tbsp pumpkin puree to the butter mixture.
Substitute brown sugar and maple syrup for Swerve brown sugar replacement.
Want an easy way to serve hot buttered rum on a moment’s notice? Double the batter recipe and freeze it for up to a month. For pre-measured batter, freeze tablespoon-sized balls of batter on a baking sheet, and save them in a freezer bag. Combine 1-2 tablespoons of batter with 2 oz of spiced rum and 6 oz boiling water.