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Slow Cooker Hot Buttered Rum (with mocktail option)

There is no more soul-warming cocktail on a cold day than Hot Buttered Rum. This version is made in the slow cooker and takes about 5 minutes to get started. Your house will smell like the holidays and the buttery drink isn't over sweet, but rather 'just right'. Setting up a self-serve drink bar allows making the cocktail to taste; adding just the right amount of rum, whipped cream and nutmeg, or drinking it without liquor using rum extract or on its own.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword hot buttered rum, large batch hot buttered rum, slow cooker hot buttered rum
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 35 minutes
Servings 8 -9 cups spiced buttery base (not including the rum)
Calories 159 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Light Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 6 Whole Cloves
  • 6 Allspice Berries
  • 1 Vanilla Bean , slit open vertically
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 8 cups Water
  • 1 bottle Dark Rum (or minimum 2 cups)
  • Whipping Cream
  • Nutmeg (preferably whole nutmeg with a grater to grate freshly)
  • Optional (for youngsters or teetotalers): Rum Extract

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker EXCEPT the rum, whipping cream and nutmeg (those will be added individually to serving mugs). Cook on LOW for 5 ½ hours (may be kept warm in the slow cooker after completing the initial cooking). Strain the mixture through a fine sieve to remove loose spices and any butter solids; return to the slow cooker to keep warm.
  2. To serve: Pour rum (or rum extract) to suit individual mugs. Top with whipping cream and freshly grated nutmeg. Note: the sweet spiced buttery mixture from the slow cooker is wonderful on it's own too; for those who prefer it without the rum flavor and alcohol, it can be consumed as is.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Hot Buttered Rum (with mocktail option)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 309mg13%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.