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!
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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!
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.
We always have fresh cider in the house in the fall and winter, and mulled cider is a favorite of the kids, too!
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!
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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!
- 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
- Combine cider, cinnamon stick, cloves and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer.
- Take off of heat and strain out solids.
Hot Buttered Bourbon
- Add bourbon in a heat proof glass.
- Add in pat of butter.
- Top with hot cider mixture.
- Garnish with cinnamon stick or star anise or lemon slice if desired.
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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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