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trader vick's hot buttered rum batter

a recipe by
Jeanne Gliddon
Los Banos, CA

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!

serves Many
prep time 15 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For trader vick's hot buttered rum batter

  • 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.
  • 5
    HOW TO MAKE A HOT BUTTERED RUM: 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!!