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Hot buttered rum with apple, cider and cinnamon recipe

Hot buttered rum with apple, cider and cinnamon recipe

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An American spin on a classic hot toddy, this rum cocktail makes a deliciously warming drink that's perfect for chilly autumn and winter evenings. The gentle spices of the rum and cinnamon are balanced with sweet maple syrup, apple juice and cider, with melted butter for a rich, luxurious finish. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins
  • 228 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 40g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 300ml golden rum
  • 300ml cloudy apple juice
  • 600ml (1pt) apple cider
  • 6 cinnamon sticks, to garnish
  • freshly grated nutmeg, to garnish

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    6g 8%
  • Saturates

    3g 17%
  • Sugars

    10g 12%
  • Salt

    0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.5g Protein 0.2g Fibre 1.2g


  1. In a large pan, melt the butter, maple syrup and cinnamon over a low heat.
  2. Increase the heat to medium, add the rum and leave to simmer for 1 minute. Pour in the apple juice and apple cider and heat for 2-3 minutes more, or until warmed through.
  3. Line up 6 heatproof mugs and put a cinnamon stick in each. Top up with the hot drink and serve immediately, garnished with a little grated nutmeg.

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