Hot Buttered Rum

It doesn’t quite feel like holidays until we are in front of the fireplace with Christmas music on and a cozy mug of Hot Buttered Rum in our hand. Hot Buttered Rum dates back to the colonial days in the United States, but warming beverages, in general, have a longer and broader history. Although the recipe has not changed much, the flavor speaks for itself. Hot buttered rum is sweetly spiced, and full of Christmas joy. Let us show you how to make this delicious Christmas cocktail!

NOTE: This recipe serves 100. We like to make it at the beginning of the season and freeze it in various bag sizes. Just the two of us? Pull out a small bag from the freezer. The entire family? Grab two large bags! *It freezes up to 3 months.

Hot Buttered Rum

Serves: 100

Prep Time: 10

Cook Time: 10


  • 1 pound butter
  • 1 pound brown sugar
  • 1 pound confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Your favorite rum
  • Boiling water


  1. Batter: Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Blend in brown sugar and confectioners’ sugar.
  2. Remove from heat, and whisk in the ice cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Pour mixture into a plastic container, seal, and freeze.
  4. Drink: In a coffee mug, measure 1 tablespoon Hot Buttered Rum Batter and 1 fluid ounce of rum, then fill cup with boiling water.
  5. Stir, and sprinkle top of drink with nutmeg.