Hot Buttered Rum Single Serving


Nothing sets the mood on a cold winter day better than a roaring fire and a hot buttered rum. This is a single-serving recipe. If done right, this drink tastes like melted caramel swirling over your tongue. That makes it too sweet to drink with a meal, but also one of the best dessert drinks ever made. Drink these in moderation.

close up view of a Hot Buttered Rum Single Serving in a glass mug, garnished with a cinnamon stick and an orange peel
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 cocktail


  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

  • 1 pinch ground allspice

  • 1 dash vanilla extract

  • 2 ounces rum

  • 1 cup boiling water, or as needed


  1. Place butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and vanilla extract in the bottom of an Irish coffee glass. Pour in rum and hot water. Stir.

Cook's Note:

I've never used the optional spices, and I have always used light rum. I also don't exactly measure my butter or brown sugar. I just place the dollop of butter in the mug along with the teaspoon of brown sugar. It's definitely a drink to warm you up.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 28mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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