Created by mixologists at Thoroughbred Club in Charleston, S.C., Hot Buttered Cider celebrates winning alchemy of Wild Turkey American Honey, hot apple cider and a garnish of butter (along with cinnamon infusion).
To a bottle of Wild Turkey American Honey bourbon, add the cinnamon stick and the one fresh vanilla bean. Allow to the mixture to infuse for at least 5 days.
Heat apple cider over the oven, with steamer, or in a microwave. If your apple cider comes in a glass jar, place into a pan with 2 inches of water and warm over the stove. If the container is plastic, do not do that! Heating the cider in the mug or cup you will drink from in the microwave is fine.
Pour the warmed apple cider into a glass with a handle and top with 2 ounces of your infused Wild Turkey honey. Garnish with a room-temperature pat of butter. Use just enough butter to put a sheen on the top of the cocktail. You don’t want the drink to be overly greasy.