Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Here's a recipe for a mix that you can make up ahead of time - this works great for parties, especially around the holidays.


  1. Mix the butter, brown sugar, and spices well and store in the refrigerator.
  2. When serving, combine 1 tbs of the mixture with 1 1/2 ounces rum in a cup, then fill the cup with boiling water.
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Well Chris, I am sitting here drinking a wonderful cup of Hot Buttered Rum. I just made a double batch of your recipe and I have to tell you that it is wonderful. Boy is this recipe a keeper. Guess what some of my Christmas gifts are going to be.

Cloudtears December 06, 2002

Chris great recipe! I know it is a bit early for hot rum but we took some friends up to "Sun Peaks" (Ski Resort) and thought a hot rum would go well before lunch so we brought along a thermos of them. Enjoyed by all. I added was some butter, a wedge of lemon & a stick of cinnamon bark to each mug. I usually use honey but I really liked the brown sugar. My friends & I say thank-you Chris

Bergy October 06, 2002

This is exactly the same recipe that I use. The only thing I do differently is garnish each mug with a cinnamon stick, which also doubles as a stirrer. This is always a hit, and the mix keeps well in the refrigerator for a long time. It's fun to be able to whip this up anytime for company, or just for yourself. It is very rich, though, so if you have trouble with butter like I do, you'll want to limit yourself to just one - hard to do, when they taste so good! (I wanted to post this recipe, but since you did already, here's my review of yours!)

Vino Girl June 13, 2004