Holiday Tips From The Kitchen: Hot Buttered Rum

“Rooty-toot-toots and rummy-tum-tums…”

Add a little holiday cheer to any gathering with this classic.

Hot Buttered Rum



Hot Buttered Rum Base –

For the Drink –

  • 8 ounces dark rum
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  1. For the base, place butter, Maine Maple Syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in the bowl of a free stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or use a hand mixer. Mix on medium speed for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Place 2 Tablespoons of the butter mixture and 2 ounces of rum in each mug. Add 1/4 cup hot water and stir with a spoon. Top with a small scoop of ice cream, if desired.

Recipe Tip:

  1. Make the hot buttered rum base and place in a decorative jar and give as a gift with a bottle of rum. Don’t forget to attach a card with instructions!

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