Hot Buttered Rum in a Slow Cooker

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Hot Buttered Rum in a Slow Cooker
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 11, 2023

Warm up with a comforting mug of hot buttered rum made right in your slow cooker. This simple, yet indulgent recipe combines rich spices, creamy butter, brown sugar, and dark rum for a cozy winter drink that is sure to become a favorite. With minimal prep time and the convenience of a slow cooker, you can effortlessly enjoy a warm, delicious mug of hot buttered rum whenever the craving strikes. Perfect for holiday gatherings or a cozy night in by the fire.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups hot water
  • 2 cups dark rum
  • Whipped cream, for garnish (optional)
  • Cinnamon sticks, for garnish (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt until well combined.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a slow cooker and pour in the hot water, stirring well.
  3. Cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Just before serving, stir in the dark rum until fully incorporated.
  5. Ladle the hot buttered rum into mugs and garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks, if desired.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Hot buttered rum originated in colonial America and was a popular beverage during the winter months.
  • Traditionally, hot buttered rum was served as a remedy for colds and sore throats.
  • The use of a slow cooker allows for gentle heating and melding of flavors, resulting in a smooth and decadent drink.
  • The addition of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves adds warmth and depth to the hot buttered rum.