Hot Buttered Rum Mix

Before you thank me, I want to give credit where credit is due. And that needs to go to our friend Katusha, who was generous enough to bring us a container of her hot buttered rum mix to the Thanksgiving meal we hosted last month.  Since then, Eric and I have been tearing through it, sharing it with friends at the end of a long day of work.

As the contents of the jar quickly disappeared (where did it all go???), I knew it was time to not just make my own batch, but to pay it forward.  Seeing that we were attending our friends John and Molly’s Christmas party this past weekend, it was the ideal time to whip up some more and give them a container.

Normally when I embark on such an endeavor, I immediate start searching for recipes, but I knew exactly what ingredients went into it.  And it really was as simple as it looked, making it the ideal last minute Christmas gift.

For those who have never had it before, hot buttered rum mix is a blend of butter, sugar, and a variety of spices.  The spices you include can vary depending on your preference, but this is a fairly resilient recipe (with limits of course), so feel free to play around a bit.

When consumed with some rum and hot water, you have the perfect after dinner beverage.  But, be warned, you WILL want to go to sleep after you’re finished.

Hot Buttered Rum Mix

Ingredients

1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter, softened and cut into chunks

1 1/2 cups light brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 tbsp cinnamon

1 tbsp nutmeg

2 tsp ground ginger

a pinch of ground dried clove

1 tbsp vanilla extract

 

Directions

Put all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and mix until everything has blended together.

Transfer the mixture to a jar and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

 

Now… what to do with it:

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces of rum (bourbon works well too)

Hot buttered rum mix

Hot water

 

Directions

Pour the rum into a glass or mug.  Add a heaping spoonful of the hot buttered rum mix to the glass and pour the water on top of it.  Stir and enjoy.

 

 

 

 

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The CilantropistDecember 23, 2010 - 5:31 am

Oh yes. This definitely sounds like something I would like. :D

MedejaDecember 23, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Sounds like something I would like too :D

Chef DennisDecember 23, 2010 - 12:44 pm

What a great idea!! If it makes me sleep better than thats a plus!!
Thanks for sharing this perfect holiday treat with us!
Dennis

JanisDecember 23, 2010 - 1:02 pm

Yes! Forget giving it away. It is snowing here and it is 8:00 in the morning but I want some of this NOW. Ok, that sounds embarrassing. "Hi, my name is Janis…"

KarenDecember 23, 2010 - 1:09 pm

What a great hostess gift idea. I'm going to make some to give and some to keep. Thanks so much for sharint this. Merry Christmas!

JennDecember 23, 2010 - 1:11 pm

This is a fantastic idea for a holiday gift! Thanks so much for sharing…and thanks to your friend Katusha too! I love hot buttered rum!!

ElleDecember 23, 2010 - 2:14 pm

I'm doing it!!!! I love this!

bunkycooksDecember 23, 2010 - 2:20 pm

People love receiving homemade gifts…so where's mine? ;) Just kidding…gotta love boozy and spicy drinks! Yum!

Fun and Fearless in BeantownDecember 23, 2010 - 2:36 pm

What a creative holiday gift! This looks fantastic!

ShulieDecember 23, 2010 - 2:46 pm

Like the gift idea. So easy and so pretty! I started giving homemade gifts for the holidays last year and adding this to my collection!

SMITH BITESDecember 23, 2010 - 2:51 pm

such a great holiday gift Brian – and it's been EONS since i've had a hot buttered rum!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS BRIAN!

tastesbetterwithfriendsDecember 23, 2010 - 4:03 pm

perfect for a nap over the holidays after a little turkey and even better that you're spreading the goodness around!

Bianca @ Confessions of a ChocoholicDecember 23, 2010 - 4:16 pm

I want to drink hot buttered rum till I can't drink anymore… Yummm!

ElizabethDecember 23, 2010 - 5:33 pm

Whoa. I know a good number of people who would eat just the mix.

Barbara l Vino Luci StyleDecember 23, 2010 - 5:40 pm

I love seeing how recipes last and spread and you see them in the most surprising places! I've been gifting a similar mix to neighbors for more years than I would like to admit; probably since before you were born Brian, and it never loses it's appeal. A great idea, a great gift and needless to say…a great drink!

Have a safe trip; I'll be thinking of you and your family.

Andrew FrishmanDecember 23, 2010 - 5:57 pm

Mmnnnn . . . I LOVES me some Rum, especially when it's hot and buttered.

Caliente y mojada ≠ caliente y mantequilla.

DianaDecember 23, 2010 - 6:23 pm

Oh, this looks delightful!! Thanks for sharing – gotta try it!

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet }December 23, 2010 - 9:30 pm

What a great gift idea! Will have to make this over the holidays – would be great for my cocktail party I am throwing next week as a wind down to the evening. Happy Holidays!!

sara @ CaffeInaDecember 23, 2010 - 11:36 pm

Oh my goodness. Thanks for sharing this recipe 'cause I was still looking for a gift idea for a couple of our friends and they totally love alcoholic treats. And good to know it makes you sleepy so we won't be having it before a long drive :)

Mardi @eatlivetravelwriteDecember 24, 2010 - 1:20 am

I LOVE this. Wish I was getting some for Christmas – it's gonna be cold up in the Mexican mountains – perfect weather for a hot rum :-) Will have to do with the "ronpopo" you can buy here everywhere but it just won't be the same! Merry Christmas to you both – wishing you lots and lots of deliciousness over the holidays!

MonetDecember 24, 2010 - 7:01 am

Hi sweet man…I heard about your loss on Twitter. My thoughts and heart are with you and your family. Thank you for sharing such a delicious treat. I so wish I had a jar of this right now…I could use a goodnight drink. Take care, my friend…let me know if I can do anything for you!

JoanneDecember 24, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Not gonna lie, I have always wondered what exactly buttered rum is. Since my family's alcoholic beverages consist entirely of tequila and cognac. Shot for shot style.

This sounds delicious! My friends and I are having a New Year's party and I think this would be the perfect thing to ring in the new year!

Sippity SupDecember 24, 2010 - 3:24 pm

Love hot drinks this time of years. I have made buttered rum before, but your mix is even more aromatic than any I have encountered. I can almost smell it now. GREG

Hester ChangDecember 25, 2010 - 7:28 am

Holy cow… this looks absolutely excellent to be had by a roaring fire and cuddling under a blanket!

PeggyDecember 25, 2010 - 11:47 am

This sounds like the most amazing gift!

My Barbarian TableDecember 25, 2010 - 4:22 pm

fantastic! and just yesterday I was wondering what ingredients I needed to make a Hot Buttered Rum, you're awesome!
Merry Christmas
Leila

JackieDecember 26, 2010 - 3:02 am

Ever since you posted this I've been meaning to make some so that I can try its amazingness, but I so far haven't been able to – too sleepy/unwell! However, I have a bottle of rum with my name on it and I'm going to tackle this tomorrow. I shall report back with results ;)

Jax x

LirenDecember 26, 2010 - 2:11 pm

Belated Christmas greetings, Brian! Mm, never heard of Hot Buttered Rum mix, but wow, now I want some! Perfect host and hostess gift, indeed!

blackbookkitchendiariesDecember 26, 2010 - 7:04 pm

i tried this with my family and it was such a hit! thank you so much:)

NancyDecember 28, 2010 - 2:09 am

Excellent gift suggestion – I've never had buttered rum but will definitely have to give this a try!

~Lisa~December 28, 2010 - 2:23 am

This is fantastic. What a great combination of flavors. This most definitely is a great gift idea!

Claire GallamDecember 28, 2010 - 3:27 am

Very great combination of flavors. Butter, rum? SOLD! :)

We Are Not MarthaDecember 28, 2010 - 3:51 am

What an awesome holiday gift idea!! Definitely keeping this in mind for next Christmas. Homemade delicious gifts FTW! :)

Sues

JeanDecember 28, 2010 - 4:55 pm

You're right–what a perfect gift! Like everyone has said, I can almost smell this. Yum!

Happy New Year!

Sanjeeta kkDecember 29, 2010 - 3:19 pm

Love this innovative delicous recipe! Might pan cakes will be no more boring :)

Happy 2011 to you!

KrisDubJanuary 27, 2011 - 12:22 am

Thanks for sending me this recipe! I can't wait to try it!

sheila @ ElementsMarch 6, 2011 - 12:45 am

Yummmmmm!!!!! I have to try this one night after a stressful day at work. I’ll bet it’s a cure-all! :)

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Judy Noonan HarnumOctober 20, 2013 - 9:14 pm

Yes this is sooo good my very good friend makes it at holiday time she adds vanilla ice cream!! Heaven in a cup!!!

Jennifer L.November 25, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Sounds delicious! I wonder how it would be with the addition of a tasty spiced tea, such as Constant Comment, instead of hot water… oh the possibilities.

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