Hot Buttered Rum

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 cocktails
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Butter Mixture:

2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, at room temperature

1 cup packed brown sugar 

1/2 cup honey 

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 


16 to 20 ounces dark rum

Boiling water, for serving

Canned whipped cream, for serving, optional

Mini marshmallows, for serving, optional

Cinnamon sticks or star anise, for serving, optional


  1. For the butter mixture: Add the butter, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, cloves and allspice to a medium bowl. Using a rubber spatula, mix everything together until well combined. Transfer the mixture to a mason jar and screw on the lid. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. For the cocktail: Add 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture to each coffee mug. Pour 2 ounces of rum into each mug. Top off with boiling water and stir to melt the butter. Garnish with any or all of the whipped cream, mini marshmallows, cinnamon sticks or star anise and serve.