Hot Buttered Rum with Cider

If typical hot buttered rum is too strong and heavy for you, give it a tart twist with apple cider. It’s a perfect pairing, really, combining warm spices with dark rum and fresh apple flavor.

Kristen Aiken

Hot Buttered Rum with Cider

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    4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar 6 ounces dark rum
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 cups apple cider, brought to a simmer


    Total: 15 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Using a rubber spatula, thoroughly mix butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger until smooth and well combined.

    • 2

      Place about 2 tablespoons of butter mixture in the bottom of each heatproof glass. Top with 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) of dark rum and 3/4 cup hot cider. Stir and serve hot.

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