It’s hot buttered, check it and see…

With all the snow we’ve been having lately, it seemed to me that a warm beverage would be just the thing to feature this week! I’ve seen a lot of hot buttered rum recipes floating around that are great for big batches… like when it’s holiday season and you need to make an entire vat for your 30 thirsty relatives. But… what if I just wanted to make ONE? Crazy, right?

No. I feel like I should be able to come in from a snowstorm and just whip one up really quick to enjoy on my couch in peace. Now, you can too!

Hot Buttered Rum – Single Serving Recipe



  • 1 small slice of butter
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • Hot water
  • Apple cider

It might seem like a longer ingredient list, but it’s easy! Combine the butter, brown sugar, spices, and vanilla in the bottom of your mug. Mix/mash/muddle it to the best of your ability. Add rum, hot water, and splash a bit of cider in at the end to add a little extra flavor. Give it one more stir, and you should be good to go!

You can add more spices or use less too depending on what sort of flavor preferences you have. Similarly, traditional Hot Buttered Rums don’t include cider, so you could omit that too… but I think it’s a great addition. Test it out and let me know what you think!