Hot Cider Buttered Rum Recipe

Love your life with a comforting Hot Buttered Rum! Made with Spiced Apple Cider Concentrate, dark rum, hot water & pat of real butter. Perfect for cold winter nights and snuggling with someone special!

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The Hot Cider Buttered Rum features Mountain Cider Company’s Spiced Apple Cider Concentrate. Made from real apple juice and spices, there is no preservatives or added sugar. It’s also gluten-free, so safe for celiacs.

Prep Time: <1 min

Cook Time: 4 min

Total Time: <5 min

Skill Level: Super Easy

Servings: One 8 ounce serving




  1. Begin by boiling water in the kettle.
  2. Add 1 oz. Spiced Apple Cider Concentrate to your mug.
  3. Using the shot glass, measure 1.5 oz. dark or spiced rum, and add to the mug. 
  4. Top up the mug with hot water.
  5. Add the 1/2 tbsp of butter to the mug, where it will melt. 
  6. Stir gently and regularly with the cinnamon stick as you sip your Hot Cider Buttered Rum. This keeps the melted butter mixed into the drink.
Additional Notes:
  • Use a darker rum when making a Buttered Rum. White rum is too sharp for the mellowness needed. Go as dark as you dare!
  • Regular butter is very preferable to margarine or other butter substitutes. The richness and natural oils of butter are essential to make this a true Toddy. And this is one time you actually want salted butter in a recipe!
  • For a Buttered Rum, add honey or brown sugar to your liking.

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