Hot Buttered Rum is one of the tastiest and coziest recipes to make in autumn.  When the weather turns brisk, this drink will warm you inside and out. This version is made with lots of spices and moscovado sugar, which is an unrefined sugar with deep molasses flavor. You can find it at most grocery stores, but if you’re coming up empty-handed, dark brown sugar may be used instead. This Hot Buttered Rum recipe is made in a slow cooker, so there’s no babysitting a bubbling pot on the stove top. It’s so convenient and one batch will serve a crowd!

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Hot Buttered Rum

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Hot Buttered Rum


  • 4 cups hot water
  • 4 cups white grape juice
  • 1 cup moscovado sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fine grain salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cup golden or spiced rum
  • Whipped cream for serving
  • Ground nutmeg for garnish


  1. Stir together water, grape juice, sugars, salt, vanilla, cinnamon sticks, cloves and butter in 5 quart or larger crock pot. Cover and turn on LOW for 4-5 hours, or until no sugar granules remain and spices are well steeped. Stir in rum.
  2. Serve in mugs or glasses and top with whipped cream and nutmeg.

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