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Butter Bourbon cocktail served in clear glass cups.

Hot Butter Bourbon is the perfect Drink for Cool Fall Nights

  • Author: Kevin Mayfield
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Small Mugs 1x
  • Category: Classic Cocktails


Warm, smooth Butter Bourbon is perfect to sip on cold fall nights.



The Batter:

8 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup brown sugar (it doesn't have to be exact)

1 teaspoon cinnamon 

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

The Drink:

3-4 scoops batter

2 ounces Bourbon

6-8 ounces hot water


To make the batter:

  1. Place a stick of butter in a mixing bowl
  2. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves and nutmeg 
  3. Use a fork to mix until it forms a smooth batter
  4. Use a little heat if you like to make the butter easier to work with
  5. Once the batter is thoroughly mixed, spoon into a covered container and chill

To make the drink:

  1. Using a bar spoon, scoop out the batter and place into a mixing glass
  2. Add the bourbon 
  3. Add the hot water and stir
  4. Pour into small glasses


Feel free to use other spirits such as Rye or Rum

Remember to bring the butter to room temperature first

The batter will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 2 weeks--if it lasts that long!

Keywords: Hot Butter, Fall Drinks, Hot Bourbon, Winter cocktails, hot cocktails, madmen cocktails, mid century cocktails, hot toddy