Spiced Hot Buttered Rum

hot buttered rum
Photo: Bryan Gardner
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 drink

Give the classic holiday drink an extra kick by making your own cocktail syrup with cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, and cayenne.


  • 1 ounce Spicy Cinnamon Syrup

  • 1 ounce dark rum

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • ½ cup boiling water

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • Cinnamon stick, for serving


  1. Add syrup, rum, and lemon juice to a mug. Top with boiling water and butter; stir until melted. Serve with a cinnamon stick.

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