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Spiced Cider Hot Buttered Bourbon Toddy

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Last Updated on June 11, 2023 by Leah Hall

 This hot buttered bourbon recipe is perfect for winter and has great cider and spice flavors. Easy recipe to warm up with!


Nothing warms a body up quite like a bit of bourbon on cold winter nights. While Hot Buttered Rum is a very popular winter cocktail, the right whiskey makes for a great twist! If you have enjoyed Hot Buttered Rum you will absolutely enjoy this Hot Buttered Bourbon! It’s very much a butter and bourbon toddy!

Pouring cider into glass with butter Pouring cider into glass with butter

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Pouring cider into glass with butter

Usually Hot Buttered Rum or bourbon has a butter batter that has spices mixed in. But with this one we did a variation on the classic and just used a pat of butter in the hot drink. So then, we also added cider to make it a fall and winter flavored treat!

Hot Buttered Bourbon with cinnamon stick

So, then we mulled the cider with cinnamon and cloves along with some lemon juice, and we definitely didn’t need to add sugar, as the apple cider was sweet enough.

Hot Buttered Bourbon with cinnamon stick

We always have fresh cider in the house in the fall and winter, and mulled cider is a favorite of the kids, too!

Hot Buttered Bourbon with cinnamon stick

This is definitely a drink for all you whiskey lovers out there!


This Hot Buttered Bourbon is a nice and caffeine free alternative to a spiked coffee to finish off a meal or night with friends. Perfect warm winter drink!

Hot Buttered Bourbon with cinnamon stick



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Spiced Cider Hot Buttered Bourbon Toddy

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These Hot Buttered Bourbon cocktail are super tasty and so easy to make with mulled cider and a pat of butter! Warm cocktails for a winter win!


Mulled Cider

  • 1/2 cup cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 oz lemon juice

Hot Buttered Bourbon

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2-1 Tablespoon cold Butter
  • Mulled cider mixture


Mulled Cider

  1. Combine cider, cinnamon stick, cloves and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer.
  2. Take off of heat and strain out solids.

Hot Buttered Bourbon

  1. Add bourbon in a heat proof glass.
  2. Add in pat of butter.
  3. Top with hot cider mixture.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon stick or star anise or lemon slice if desired.
  5. Cheer!

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Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 258Total Fat: 6.1gSaturated Fat: 3.9gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 15.1gFiber: .2gSugar: 14.2gProtein: .4g

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