Hot Butter Rum from Scratch

If you’ve only ever tried the store-bought batter kind, you’re in for a treat!


  • 1 Stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 Cups light brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg, grated
  • Cloves, ground
  • Table Salt
  • 1 Bottle Dark Rum
  • Cinnamon Sticks for garnish (optional)

1. Cream butter, sugar, nutmeg and a pinch each of nutmeg and salt in a bowl. Let mixture refrigerate until it is almost firm before using.
2. Boil water. Meanwhile, place about 2 tablespoons of the mixture in coffee mugs. Top with 3 about 3 ounces of rum. Pour in boiling water and stir well to combine. Serve immediately.


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