Hot Buttered Rum

Cuisinart original

Easily mix up a batch of Hot Buttered Rum a few hours in advance for your next fall or winter gathering  it’s sure to warm up a crowd!


Makes about 3 quarts


2        cups dark brown sugar, packed
1        teaspoon salt
½       teaspoon ground nutmeg
⅛    teaspoon ground allspice
8        whole cloves
4        whole cinnamon sticks
1        vanilla bean, split lengthwise
2        strips fresh orange peel
8        cups water
½       cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2        cups dark rum
          whipped cream, optional for garnish
          ground cinnamon, optional for garnish

Nutritional information

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  1. In the cooking pot, combine the brown sugar, salt, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, cinnamon sticks, vanilla bean, and orange peel. Add the water, and stir to combine.
  2. Set the Cuisinart® Multicooker to Brown/Sauté at 350°F and bring to a simmer. Cook until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add the butter and switch to Slow Cook on Low for 3 hours.
  4. Once the unit switches to Keep Warm, stir in the rum.
  5. Serve warm topped with whipped cream and ground cinnamon, if desired.


Note: This recipe fills about half of the cooking pot. If making for a larger group, double this recipe to yield about 6 quarts.