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Two glass mugs of buttered rum garnished with star anise.

Hot Buttered Rum

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • 1 shot (1.5 ounces) dark rum
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup whole milk, heated


  1. In a coffee mug, stir butter, brown sugar and powdered sugar until combined.
  2. Add hot milk, rum, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir well to combine.  Garnish with cinnamon stick and/or star anise.


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  • Category: Cocktails
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: hot buttered rum