Slow Cooker Hot Buttered Rum

Time the cooking of this drink so that you can stir in the rum and let it “mull” for 20 minutes before serving.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 5 hoursDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup dark rum


  • Add the butter and 2 cups of the water to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until the butter is melted.
  • Stir in the brown sugar, and then add the remaining water, salt, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Twenty minutes before serving, stir in the rum; cover and cook for 20 minutes. To serve, ladle into small heatproof mugs.