Recipe By Linda Correia
Published Mar 5th
Old-Fashioned Hot Buttered Rum
Prep 5m Cook 6h Additional - Ready In 6h 5m
Servings 8 servings Calories 387.2

This is the real thing, an authentic old-fashioned recipe except you use a slow cooker to simmer it. You will swear you are drinking a cinnamon roll, and then it hits you! Very tasty and a family favorite.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 quarts hot water
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 cups rum
  • 1 cup sweetened whipped cream
  • ground nutmeg to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine the brown sugar, butter, salt and hot water in 5 quart slow cooker. Add cinnamon sticks and cloves. Cover and cook on Low for 5 hours. Stir in rum.
  2. 2 Ladle from the slow cooker into mugs, and top with whipped cream and a dusting of nutmeg.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 387.2
  • Carbohydrate 36.5 g
  • Cholesterol 36.2 mg
  • Fat 13.2 g
  • Protein 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.3 g
  • Sodium 128.7 mg
  • Sugar 35.8 g


  1. Oh' My!!!.... This will forever be a traditional drink for the holidays in our family. I was under the impression that this was made on the stove. When I discovered that this was a slow cooker drink I panicked with only 2 hours away from company arriving. I decided to start out the batch on - Read more ...
  2. UPDATE: For those of you who think there is too much butter you really MUST stir it well before serving into each cup then add the rum and top with whipping cream and freshly ground nutmeg. There is nothing better! The butter really gives it its rich taste. One more thing use dark rum. Made - Read more ...
  3. For those of you that have complained about the recipe, let me give you some advice. At no time should there be any butter floating as a glob that you have to "mop" up. You don't have your crock pot hot enough. Start it out on high if you plan on having this drink in - Read more ...
  4. I was so excited to try this recipe. The flavor was good however I have never had a drink with so much butter in it. I couldn't finish it and had to keep spooning butter off the top of the drink. I really thought that I would like. If you make this and are not - Read more ...
  5. Awesome!!!!!! I did if for four of us for a Christmas meal I put together. Everyone was in awe of the incredible taste. Like eveyone says (who've tried it) - like drinking a liquid cinnamon bun. So good in fact that I was asked to make more for another larger Christmas party on Boxing Day. - Read more ...
  6. This recipe is easy to make and serve. I served it with Thanksgiving dessert and received a ton of compliments. Since I do not keep whole cloves on hand I just emptied out a teabag and put 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves in the empty teabag. I then put the teabag in the crockpot with - Read more ...
  7. This was a HIT at my sisters Christmas party. I did make the mistake of not having cinnamon sticks so did a few good shakes of ground cinnamon. BIG mistake. I ended up with cinnamon floating at the top of the crock. I just let it simmer then poured it through a strainer to remove - Read more ...
  8. This is a wonderful holiday drink. It is very sweet and stong but a great after dinner drink. I think it is a much easier recipe to prepare and forget about since it's cooked in the crock-pot. It is our new Christmas tradition...all of the adults have a mug full while the kids open and - Read more ...
  9. We enjoyed this very much on Christmas day. It's very strong (at least for me!) so the whipped cream really made the drink for me!