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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.

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?

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.