Hot Buttered Bourbon (With Nutmeg Butter)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Hot buttered bourbon is usually made with plain water, and sweetened, but this recipe uses cider instead. From the book, "Drinks to Warm Body & Soul", this drink can also be made with rum or brandy instead of bourbon. Time does not include time used to make Nutmeg Butter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the cider, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and ginger and place over low heat.
  2. Cook at a simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the bourbon and bring back to a simmer; immediately remove from the heat.
  4. Pour into 2 warmed mugs and top each with a slice of Nutmeg Butter.
  5. NUTMEG BUTTER (makes about 16 servings):.
  6. Put all ingredients in a small bowl and stir with a rubber spatula to combine.
  7. Place the butter mixture on a sheet of wax paper or plastic wrap and shape into a log about the size of the original stick of butter.
  8. Chill in the freezer for about 30 minutes, until firm but not frozen hard.
  9. Slice into 1/4-inch rounds (about 1/2 teaspoon) to use in buttered drinks.
  10. The butter will keep, frozen and tightly wrapped for at least a month; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before slicing it. It will keep in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.
Most Helpful

This was great! Zippy and delicious. I only made the amount of butter I needed for the drinks. Quite good. Thanks for sharing!

Starrynews January 14, 2010

This sure warmed my Body and Soul! I didn`t make the butter just didn`t want it all. So I just sliced a thin piece and dip it into fresh grated nutmeg. Yummo!

Rita~ January 14, 2010

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