Celebration Hot Rum Buttered Cider - Cider Hot Toddy

Total Time
5 mins
5 mins

This spiced and hot rum buttered cider toddy is a wonderful drink throughout the cold winter months, and is perfect during the Festive Holiday Season as well. I use Scrumpy or local French Breton cloudy cider for this, which I believe is called Hard Cider in North America. Serve the hot rum buttered cider toddy in attractive warmed glasses and float a cinnamon stick on the top for that extra touch!

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  1. Stud the orange with the cloves.
  2. Gently melt the butter in a large saucepan before adding the cider; continue to heat the cider and butter for about 5 minutes, then add the clove-studded orange and the cinnamon sticks; heat gently for a further 5 minutes - do NOT allow it to come to the boil.
  3. Add the rum and heat for a further minute or two, again do not allow the toddy to come to the boil.
  4. Serve in warmed punch glasses or mugs, add a cinnamon stick to each glass if you wish.
  5. You can add more cider, rum and butter to the pan with the spiced fruit, throughout the evening.