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Hot Buttered Rum Cider | Taste and Tipple

Hot Buttered Rum Cider

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 whole cardamom pods
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup dark rum
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish


  1. Gently pour 2 cups apple cider into medium-size pot; add ¼ cup unsalted butter, ¼ cup lightly packed brown sugar, 3 cinnamon sticks, ¾ tsp nutmeg, 4 whole cardamom pods and ¼ tsp salt. Bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in ⅔ cup dark rum. Serve hot in espresso cups or small mugs.

  2. If desired, garnish with a cinnamon stick and a dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from: Luxmore, Crystal and Tara. "Hot Buttered Rum Cider." Food & Drink. Autumn 2017.