Trader Vick's Hot Buttered Rum Batter

Jeanne Gliddon


I love a Hot Buttered Rum on Christmas morning but after moving to this town I could not find Trader Vicks Hot Buttered Rum Batter anywhere! I was very disappointed so my sister went searching on-line and found the exact recipe. I have been making it ever since and it has become a tradition to serve it on Christmas morning to my guests. Please note too that a Hot Buttered Rum is delicious with or without the rum so everyone can enjoy this warm comforting drink!


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15 Min


  • 1 lb
    brown sugar, light
  • 1/4 lb
  • 1/2 tsp
    nutmeg (fresh ground)
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon (fresh ground)
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 pinch

How to Make Trader Vick's Hot Buttered Rum Batter


  1. Put brown sugar in bowl.
  2. Add butter and blend well.
  3. Add nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and salt and blend well.
  4. Place in an air tight container and keep in refrigerator or freezer.

    Preheat mug with boiling water. Drain and add 1 heaping teaspoon of Rum Batter (will melt a bit). I usually use more batter. It's a preference thing!

    Add 1.5 oz. Rum

    Fill mug with HOT water.

    Traditionally one would hit the drink with a hot poker (they use a large metal swizzle stick heated up. It makes for a nice show at a bar...and a nice sizzle.)

    Garnish with an 8" stick of cinnamon. Optional but will add much more cinnamon flavor?

    Enjoy but please drink responsibly by never drinking and driving!!

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About Trader Vick's Hot Buttered Rum Batter

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Wheat Free Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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