Hot Buttered Pumpkin Rum

It’s getting cold out there, so naturally DIY Cocktails and I had to make a warm fall cocktail. Introducing the Hot Buttered Pumpkin Rum.
This cocktail is Hot Buttered Rum with pumpkin and spices in it. It’s almost like combining pumpkin batter with a rum cocktail, which is to say sweet and buttery and warm and pleasant.
I was concerned that using canned pumpkin would make this drink too thick, or worse, that the pumpkin would settle on the bottom of the glass, but neither thing happened. Hot Buttered Pumpkin Rum was just the right consistency. It would be great to have on a cold evening while sitting in front of a fire.

Hot Buttered Pumpkin Rum

(Makes one cocktail)

    2 Tbs Pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin is fine)
    1 tsp Brown sugar
    1 tsp Ginger
    1 tsp Cinnamon
    1/4 tsp Allspice
    1/4 tsp Nutmeg
    1 Tbs Butter
    2 oz Rum
    Hot water (enough to fill the mug)
    Cinnamon stick for garnish


Combine the pumpkin and spices in a mug and mix thoroughly so that they are completely integrated. Add the rum. Put the butter on top so it is floating in the rum. Carefully pour hot water over the drink. Stir with a cinnamon stick or spoon. Enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “Hot Buttered Pumpkin Rum”

  1. I’m super glad to see a pumpkin drink with actual pumpkin in it for once! Most of the lattes etc seem to just have nutmeg and cinnamon. Plus, who doesn’t want a tasty hot drink before bed on a chilly night?

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