Cinnamon Bun Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

Sydney Oland

Everyone's favorite breakfast pastry, now in cocktail form.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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For the Spiced Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 4 cloves

  • 1/2 lemon

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup water

For the Cinnamon Batter:

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 6 ounces rum

  • 16 ounces boiling water


  1. For the Spiced Simple Syrup: Combine cinnamon, cloves, lemon, sugar, and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook until sugar has melted, remove from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature before straining. Syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

  2. For the Cinnamon Batter: In a small bowl mash together butter, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon, and mix until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.

  3. Divide batter between 4 mugs; pour 1 1/2 ounces of rum into each mug, followed by 1 teaspoon spiced simple syrup. Pour 6 ounces boiling water in each mug and stir until batter is dissolved. Serve hot garnished with cinnamon sticks.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
486 Calories
23g Fat
48g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 486
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 72mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)