Hot Buttered Bourbon (With Nutmeg Butter)

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by kitty.rock

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.

Top Review by Starrynews

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

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.

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