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Spiced Hot Buttered Rum Punch

Yield 5 1/2 cups
Pull out your favorite holiday mugs and a jar of cinnamon sticks for this classic. Small servings will warm your guests nicely.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 1/4 cups spiced rum
  • Garnish: 3

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until smooth. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

  2. To serve, combine butter mixture, boiling water, and rum in a small punch bowl, stirring until butter mixture melts. Serve warm with cinnamon-stick stirrers, if desired.

Christmas with Southern Living 2000