The Story Behind The Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Hot Buttered Rum

This Hot Buttered Rum recipe hails all the way from Vancouver where it was developed by Fairmont Pacific Rim’s creative beverage director, Grant Sceney. The version features a spiced buttered sugar, containing nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove, which bring a delicious balance to a cocktail that toes the line between sweet and savory. Garnished with a cinnamon stick, this Hot Buttered Rum is certain to keep you and your guests warm and toasty this holiday season.


  • 1 ½ ounces spiced rum
  • 3 ½ ounces of hot water
  • 1 ounce spiced buttered sugar
  • Garnish: cinnamon stick


  1. Build all ingredients into a preheated coffee mug.
  2. Stir with a cinnamon stick to garnish and serve.

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Updated: 2022-12-08

Spiced Buttered Sugar Ingredients

  • 7 ounces butter
  • 14 ounces Demerara sugar
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch clove

Spiced Buttered Sugar Directions

  1. In a pot, add all ingredients and heat until melted and well combined.
Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Hot Buttered Rum