Slow Cooker Spiced Buttered Rum
This warm, buttery, sweet, and spicy drink is like dessert in a mug; the perfect after-dinner beverage for sitting by a fire.
Serves: 12Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 5 hoursDifficulty: Easy
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 8 cups water
- 2 cups light brown sugar
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
- 2 star anise pods
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 2 whole vanilla beans
- ¼ cup chopped crystallized ginger
- 1 cup dark rum
- Add the butter and 2 cups water to a 4-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes, or until the butter is melted.
- Stir in the brown sugar, the remaining 6 cups of water, salt, nutmeg, cloves, star anise pods, cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, and crystallized ginger. 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 heatproof mugs.