Hot Buttered Rum

January 6, 2022
Hot Buttered Rum Sugar Butter Honey Cinnamon Cloves Rum Nutmeg Salt Hot Water Cocktail

Hot Buttered Rum combines rum, butter, cider, and various warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. This mixed drink is usually enjoyed in the cold-weather months and is traditionally enjoy during the holiday season. Its history dates back to colonial days, Jamaica began importing rum to the American Colonies in the 1650s.

This large format recipe can be halved for a smaller batch or two servings. It joins other served hot cold weather favorites like Mulled Wine, Hot Toddy, and Mulled Spiked Cider.


2/3 cups SUGAR, Dark brown sugar
1/2 cups BUTTER, room temperature
1/4 cups HONEY
1/2 tsp CINNAMON, ground
1/8 tsp CLOVES, ground
1/4 tsp NUTMEG, groung
1 pinches SALT
3/4 cups RUM, spiced or dark
2 cups HOT WATER
4 whole CINNAMON, sticks
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