The Easiest Hot Buttered Rum Recipe


On rainy or snowy days nothing chases those blues away quite like hot buttered rum.  This epic and cozy drink will certainly boost everyone’s hygge spirits.  When I get home after a long day at work I don’t want to whip up an entire batter for only one hot buttered rum drink.  So I started experimenting with the recipe.  I hope you enjoy!  It has been my “secret” recipe for awhile to “wow” my friends… it’s an easy crowed pleaser as an after dinner desert cocktail as well!


  • 1/2 tablespoon of grass fed butter (regular butter is perfectly fine! I just use it for the taste and it’s supposedly healthier for you)
  • 1/2 tablespoon dark brown sugar (or sweeten to taste)
  • A pinch of hazelnut
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A pinch of cloves
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 8 ounces of hot water
  • 1 ounce of your favorite dark rum (or add to taste… or make it a double if it has been a particularly rough day)


  1. Place the butter in the mug and melt in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or until the butter is melted.
  2. Next add all the dry ingredients into the mug with the butter and mix with a spoon.
  3. Then add 8 ounces of hot water to the mug leaving enough room for stirring or frothing. ( I highly recommend whipping  the ingredients with a handheld milk frother. They are not very expensive and you can find them on amazon for prices between $5-$20. Just search “milk frother” in the search bar. )
  4. Once the ingredients are mixed to your liking add the dark rum.
  5. Stir. Sip. Enjoy!!

Extra tips: Add a splash of cream before whipping if you like it creamier. You can also sprinkle a little extra cinnamon on top as a finishing garnish.

3 thoughts on “The Easiest Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

  1. I never thought butter could taste alright when mixed with a beverage until I tasted butterbeer. It wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be. Not my fav, but not the worst. So I can see how it being mixed with rum makes sense.

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