Hot Buttered Booze

  • Author: Mandy Pagano
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: Beverages, Alcohol
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Holiday


  • 1/2 stick (2 oz/57 g) salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tbsp brown granulated sweetener (I used Swerve Brown)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 heavy pinches ground cloves
  • 2 heavy pinches ground cardamom
  • (Optional) 3 drops vanilla flavored liquid stevia
  • 1 c (8 fl oz/237 ml) boiling water
  • 2 shots (3 fl oz/89 ml) good quality bourbon or rum (I recommend Appleton Estates 12 year rare cask rum)


  1. In a pourable/spouted mixing bowl, whisk or blend (an immersion blender is fine) together the butter, sweetener, spices, and liquid stevia (if using).
  2. Briefly whisk or blend in the alcohol. This doesn’t have to be super precise.
  3. Pour the boiling water into the bowl and whisk vigorously until blended, or blend briefly with an immersion blender. It should be well combined and a little foamy.
  4. Divide amongst mugs and garnish as desired. Garnish suggestions are cinnamon sticks (traditional garnish) or a dollop of whipped heavy cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon (my preference).
  5. Relax and enjoy!


Per serving (1/2 recipe): 302 cal, 0.3 g protein, 23.1 g fat, 12.4 g carbs, 0.2 g fiber, 12 g sugar alcohol, 0.2 g NET carbs


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe

Keywords: Hot buttered rum, hot buttered bourbon, Christmas, holiday, new year