Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum

Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum
The days are getting shorter and the evenings are getting cooler.  Fall evenings are meant for curling up under a cuddly blanket with a mug of something warm and tasty in your hands.
One of my favorite winter time drinks is a nice hot buttered rum.  Butter, brown sugar, a few spices… add a shot of rum and hot water and voila!  The perfect way to warm up on a chilly evening…
I decided to give the classic hot buttered rum recipe a fall twist with the addition of pumpkin and chai spices.  Chai spices always evoke thoughts of fall for me.  It isn’t all that far off from the classic pumpkin pie spice.  Just add in a little cardamom and black pepper. 😉
Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum

Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Carrie Robinson {Frugal Foodie Mama}


  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, beat together the butter & brown sugar until creamy. Then beat in the pumpkin puree until well incorporated.
  2. Add in the spices and beat another minute on medium speed. Spoon into a freezer safe bowl, cover, and store in the freezer for up to one month.

To make your Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum:

  1. Pour a shot of your favorite rum into a mug. Then add in 1-2 tablespoons of the buttered rum mix (I would allow the mix to sit out at room temperature for about 10 minutes before trying to scoop it out).
  2. Pour in boiling water to about a half inch of filling the mug and then mix.
  3. Top with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream. (This is optional, but I like the extra creaminess the ice cream gives the drink.)
  4. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum

This Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum would be perfect to serve to your Thanksgiving guests with a warm slice of pie.  Or to enjoy after an all day marathon of shopping on Black Friday.  Let the stress and hecticness of the season just melt away in this warm mug of yummy…  😉

Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum
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Hello all! I am Carrie and I blog over at Frugal Foodie Mama about my life as a stay-at-home mom to a baby and a teenager, my passion for creating and sharing tasty & budget friendly recipes, and how I still manage to stay a foodie on our one income budget.  Please stop on over and say hi! 



  1. says

    I am always on the lookout for yummy new ways to “destress” and this is perfect! Thank you so much for this share, it looks delicious. I’m going to have to try it this weekend. x

  2. Linda says

    Looks delicious! How about freezing the purée mixture in ice cube trays then you would only need to defrost 1-2 cubes. Even better store the frozen cubes in a ziplock bag after frozen and eliminate ice cube tray from the freezer. I know in my freezer space is at a premium.

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