Hot Buttered Cider with Rum Recipe

Hot Buttered Cider with Rum Recipe

How To Make Hot Buttered Cider with Rum

Make a warm and slightly spiked drink for your holiday gathering with this recipe for hot buttered cider. It has a hint of alcohol, thanks to the added rum.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • 1stickunsalted butter,(½ cup), softened
  • ¼cupdark brown sugar,packed
  • tspground cinnamon
  • 1tspground nutmeg
  • ¼tspground cloves
  • tspsalt
  • 64ozall natural apple cider
  • rum,or apple brandy
  • cinnamon sticks,optional


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Mash with a spoon until evenly combined.

  2. Bring the apple cider to a simmer over medium heat in a large pot, then turn the heat down to low. Gradually add the butter mixture, whisking until the butter is melted.

  3. Ladle the buttered cider into mugs. Top each drink off with a shot of rum and garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired. Serve hot.


  • Calories: 227.47kcal
  • Fat: 11.88g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.38g
  • Trans Fat: 0.46g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.00g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.52g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.25g
  • Fiber: 1.18g
  • Sugar: 26.26g
  • Protein: 0.42g
  • Cholesterol: 30.37mg
  • Sodium: 48.58mg
  • Calcium: 38.53mg
  • Potassium: 245.41mg
  • Iron: 0.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 96.82µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.10mg
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