Chai Spiced Hot Buttered Rum

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It’s officially day five of The Twelve Boozy Days of Christmas.  Today I’m bringing you another warm and comforting drink – Chai Spiced Hot Buttered Rum. 

I have never had buttered rum before and was pleasantly surprised at how delicious it tasted.  I mean, lets be serious.  It’s butter. You’re drinking butter.

Chai Spiced Buttered Rum Collage

However, don’t let that turn you off. It really is tasty. I don’t know if I would recommend drinking them all day everyday, but holiday time is a time for gluttony.

Am I right?

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Chai Spiced Hot Buttered Rum

Yield: 12 cocktails


1 stick unsalted butter - room temperature
2 cups light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/2 - 1 teaspoon chai spice blend
Pinch ground cloves
Pinch salt
Bottle dark rum
Boiling water

Source: Adapted from Food Network


In a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, chai spice blend, cloves and salt. Refrigerate until almost firm. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into 12 small mugs. Pour about 3 ounces of rum into each mug. Top with boiling water, stir well and serve immediately.

10 Responses to “Chai Spiced Hot Buttered Rum”

  1. #
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — December 15, 2011 at 1:16 am

    I have never had one but I can imagine that butter sugar and alcohol would make for a pretty amazing drink!

  2. #
    Erica — December 15, 2011 at 5:48 am

    I’ve never been big into Chai but I kind of want to try this. I bet this would warm you right up 🙂

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — December 15, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Man. You’re killing me with these drinks! Yum!

  4. #
    Lisa — December 15, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Yes, please.

  5. #
    Julia — December 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    1. I totally called it yesterday after seeing your instagram pic. 2. Is it tacky to drink this through a straw? I’ve always wanted to slurp butter through a straw…

    • admin replied: — December 16th, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

      Butter through a straw is divine…haha 🙂

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    Joanne — December 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I’m totally okay with drinking butter…because chai spices are miracle spices, right?

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    Gina — December 16, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I love chai and can’t wait to try this one, too. I am adoring your 12 Boozy Days of Christmas special. What a great idea! How long would you say it takes for the mixture to get firm in the refrigerator? Minutes? Hours? Thanks!

    • admin replied: — December 16th, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

      I would think an hour would be fine. To be honest, if you were in a time crunch I’m sure you could use it soft and it wouldn’t ruin the drink.

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    Tracy | Screaming Sardine — December 21, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I would like two, please!! Yummy…can’t wait to make this.

    Pinning on pinterest. 🙂


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