Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum

MacSuzie | Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum - This amazing hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months. Serve some for holiday guests or party goers and everyone will be merry and bright!

Forget eggnog! When you have a past-life pirate living in your house, the only holiday drink that will do is belly-warming hot buttered rum. Plus, who wants to mess around with raw egg yolks? The mixer for this hot holiday cocktail is easy, fast, and so delicious! You probably already have the ingredients in your fridge and pantry. The mix keeps really well in the fridge, not that it will last long…

There are tons of recipes all over the web for this stuff, some more complicated than others. I like mine fairly simple. All you need is a bottle of good rum (dark or spiced, whichever you prefer), butter, brown sugar, vanilla, ground or grated nutmeg (I like freshly grated), ground cinnamon, plus hot water or your favorite spiced holiday tea (Celestial Seasonings’ Nutcracker Sweet is a favorite of mine and PERFECT in this drink!). To make it extra special, you can also add some whipped cream on top and/or a cinnamon stick “stirrer.”

 

MacSuzie | Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum - This amazing hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months. Serve some for holiday guests or party goers and everyone will be merry and bright!

For me, the best part of this recipe (besides the rum!) is freshly grated nutmeg. This nutmeg came from our honeymoon in St. Lucia! Love it :)

 

MacSuzie | Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum - This amazing hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months. Serve some for holiday guests or party goers and everyone will be merry and bright!

Simply rub the nutmeg over a microplane or the smallest holes on a box grater. Make sure to grate enough for the recipe and for a garnish. If you can’t find whole nutmeg in your store or don’t have it on hand, pre-ground will be just fine.

 

MacSuzie | Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum - This amazing hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months. Serve some for holiday guests or party goers and everyone will be merry and bright!

In your stand mixer (or by hand), mix together the butter, brown sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon until well blended.

 

MacSuzie | Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum - This amazing hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months. Serve some for holiday guests or party goers and everyone will be merry and bright!

Scoop with a small cookie scoop or rounded table spoon onto a parchment or foil lined cookie sheet. Each mound should be about 2 tablespoons worth of mix and you’ll end up with 11 or 12 balls.

 

MacSuzie | Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum - This amazing hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months. Serve some for holiday guests or party goers and everyone will be merry and bright!

Cover with plastic wrap and pop these in your fridge or freezer until solid – it shouldn’t take long. 15-20 minutes or so.

 

MacSuzie | Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum - This amazing hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months. Serve some for holiday guests or party goers and everyone will be merry and bright!

Store the butter balls (haha) in zip-top bag in the fridge or freezer for a quick winter nightcap, or make a double/triple batch to get ready for a holiday or NYE party.

 

MacSuzie | Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum - This amazing hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months. Serve some for holiday guests or party goers and everyone will be merry and bright!

When you a ready for a cocktail (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!), place one of the butter balls in a mug. Glass is traditional, but a coffee mug, small mason jar, etc. will all work just fine. These mugs are from one of my favorite places ever – The Walnut Room at Marshall Field’s in Chicago (I refuse to call it Macy’s). This restaurant is simply magical and overlooks the biggest Christmas tree I’ve ever seen!

 

MacSuzie | Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum - This amazing hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months. Serve some for holiday guests or party goers and everyone will be merry and bright!

Fill a little over half way with hot water (or your freshly brewed tea).

 

MacSuzie | Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum - This amazing hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months. Serve some for holiday guests or party goers and everyone will be merry and bright!

Next up – the rum. I used Pyrat rum – appropriate for my household, hahaha, but you can use what you like.

By the way, you can make this without rum – just use twice as much tea or hot water :)

 

MacSuzie | Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum - This amazing hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months. Serve some for holiday guests or party goers and everyone will be merry and bright!

Add rum the rest of the way, almost to the top. For a less strong drink, use more hot water and less rum.

 

MacSuzie | Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum - This amazing hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months. Serve some for holiday guests or party goers and everyone will be merry and bright!

I like to top mine off with whipped cream, some freshly grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

 

MacSuzie | Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum - This amazing hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months. Serve some for holiday guests or party goers and everyone will be merry and bright!

The layers look so pretty as the butter mix and the whipped cream melt…

 

MacSuzie | Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum - This amazing hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months. Serve some for holiday guests or party goers and everyone will be merry and bright!

These taste even better when served on a vintage Santa tray ;-D

 

MacSuzie | Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum - This amazing hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months. Serve some for holiday guests or party goers and everyone will be merry and bright!

This hot buttered rum will soon become a favorite warm winter cocktail of yours – especially if you live in a place where the wind really blows or the drizzle and fog last for weeks… Drink up and warm up!

Hot Buttered Rum
Serves 12
This amazing mixer for a hot rum drink will soon be a favorite of yours for the cold winter months!
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Butter Mix
  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  3. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (or freshly grated if you like)
  4. 1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cocktail
  1. 1 serving butter mix
  2. 5-6 ounces hot water or freshly brewed favorite holiday spiced hot tea
  3. 1-2 ounces rum (dark or spiced, whichever you prefer)
  4. whipped cream, whole cinnamon stick, and additional nutmeg for garnish (optional).
For The Butter Mix
  1. In a stand mixer (or by hand), mix butter, brown sugar, spices and vanilla until blended.
  2. Scoop with small cookie scoop or rounded tablespoon onto parchment or foil lined cookie sheet. Each mound should be about 2 tablespoons, and you'll end up with 11 or 12 balls.
  3. Cover and freeze or refrigerate until solid. About 20 minutes.
  4. Store in airtight container or zip top bag until ready to use.
For Each Cocktail
  1. Place one butter ball into a mug - glass is best.
  2. Fill a little over halfway with hot water or brewed tea.
  3. Add rum almost to the top. Use more water and less rum for a weaker drink, or vice versa.
  4. Top with whipped cream, additional nutmeg and a cinnamon stick, if desired.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Double or triple the recipe to have plenty on hand for holiday guests or party goers to enjoy. Keep a kettle of hot water or tea handy and everyone will be merry and bright!
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4 Responses to Ha-Cha-Cha Hot Buttered Rum

  1. Joe Fischer Joe Fischer says:

    Looks like butter beer from Harry potter!

  2. Mac Suzie Mac Suzie says:

    Wow, it sure does! I didn’t even notice! Hahaha, I’ve always wanted to try some… Maybe I’ll have to make some of that next!

  3. Joe Fischer Joe Fischer says:

    I want to go to the theme park…they say the butter beer is delicious and served cold or frozen…be interesting but I think I’ll have to try this rum butter beer! Sounds good!

  4. Mac Suzie Mac Suzie says:

    Yeah, I think it’s carbonated as well. And I bet it’s extra good since you’d be in Hogsmeade, hahahaha!

    This hot rum drink is a must try – pirate or not! Let me know what you think if you do end up whipping up a batch :-)

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