Hot Buttered Rum Batter

Hot buttered rum is a mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot water or cider, a sweetener, and various spices. It is especially popular in the fall and winter and is traditionally associated with the holiday season. In the United States, the drink has a venerable history which dates back to colonial days. Source

Prep Time 5 min

Cook Time 5 min

Total Time 10 mins


For the batter

  • 1 pound butter
  • 1 pound brown sugar
  • 1 pound confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg

To Make the cocktail

  • 1 orange; quartered
  • Rimming sugar; half granulated and half brown sugar spread on a plate
  • 4 oz. boiling water
  • 2 oz. rum
  • 2-3 Tbsp. hot buttered rum batter


Whipped cream (add a small bit of rum for a rum flavored one)
Nutmeg and/or cinnamon stick for garnish

recipe source

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