Rich and comforting, hot buttered rum coffee is festively spiced and perfect for the holidays (or any cold day). This drink is simple to make and it’s a wonderful way to toast the season.

A tasty blend of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and rum is whisked into your favorite Harry & David Coffee to create an after-dinner drink that will win over even the biggest grinch.

To make this hot buttered rum coffee, you’ll whip together butter, spices, and brown sugar. The butter blend can be made up to a week in advance. But a word of warning: this butter blend is fabulous on toast…or a spoon, so be sure to hide it from your guests!

Just before serving, add a dollop or two to a coffee mug and top with rum. Fill your mug with your favorite Harry & David coffee — I love the crème brûlée coffee flavor — and whisk the ingredients together. Then top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve. This is how you savor the holidays!

Hot Buttered Rum Coffee

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Inactive time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 cups


  • 8 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 ounces dark rum
  • 4 cups freshly brewed hot coffee
  • Whipped cream


  • In a small bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg until smooth. Chill for 20-30 minutes or until firm.
  • While waiting, brew the coffee.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of the spiced butter into a coffee mug. Pour 1 ounce rum over the butter and top with 1 cup of coffee. Stir to combine.
  • Repeat with the remaining butter, rum and coffee.
  • Serve immediately with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coffee
Tried this recipe? Snap a pic and share.Mention @harryanddavid or tag #sharemore!

Every Day Gourmet - Meals Delivered Collection Banner ad


  1. Avatar photo

    How many servings does this recipe yield? I don’t need an exact number but something close would be nice.

    • Avatar photo
      Tiana Madera Reply

      Hi Janice, we are sorry to say that we no longer sell our coffee by the pound. Though, you might be interested in our Pick 2 Coffees where you can choose two flavors or two of the same that add up to 1 lb 8 oz. You can find this option here: If you have further questions, please contact us at Thank you!

Write A Comment

Recipe Rating