Winter can feel like a long, freezing drag, which is the perfect excuse to make this buttery concoction your holiday staple. Made with water, butter, and a bit of rum and flavored with Lakanto sweetener and spices, this drink is as keto-friendly as they come.

Keto Hot Buttered Rum

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 2


Hot Buttered Rum ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 2 tbsp Lakanto sweetener
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg, optional
  • ½ cup rum


Hot Buttered Rum instructions
Hot Buttered Rum instructions
Hot Buttered Rum
  • Combine water, butter, sweetener, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a saucepot.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the rum.
  • Serve warm.

Tips & Tricks

Make sure you don’t bring the mixture to a strong boil as this can ruin the flavors. Instead, bring it to a slow simmer.

Don’t use ghee or clarified butter in this recipe. Much of the flavor comes from butter, which is very different from the flavor of ghee.

Feel free to customize the spices to your liking. Some people like adding allspice, while others prefer vanilla.

User Reviews

Rated 5.0 out of 5
5.0   1 Reviews

Festive evening beverage

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 22, 2020

I was so excited to happen on this recipe. Very rich and yummy.

Carole Jones