pottery mug with whipped cream and cinnamon stick

Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail

Enjoy the flavors of fall in this spiced hot buttered rum cocktail, featuring cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and brown sugar.
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 161 kcal


  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • spiced rum
  • boiling water
  • whipped cream
  • cinnamon sticks nutmeg and star anise for garnish


  1. Cream together the butter, brown sugar and ground spices.
  2. Spoon 2 Tablespoons of the butter mixture into a mug. Top with 1 to 3 ounces of dark, spiced rum.
  3. Fill mug with boiling water and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Top with whipped cream and garnish with a cinnamon stick, star anise and ground nutmeg.

Slow Cooker or Stovetop Version

  1. To make the slow-cooker version of this recipe, add the butter and sugar mixture to the slow cooker or a pan and top with 2 quarts of hot water.
  2. If you like, add a few cinnamon sticks and whole cloves while it’s steeping. Your house will smell amazing!
  3. Cook over low heat for 5 to 6 hours, until sugar is dissolved and butter has completely melted.
  4. Ladle into mugs and add rum, as desired. This is a great option if you want to make a non-alcoholic version for kids.
Nutrition Facts
Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 26g29%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.