Hot Buttered Maker’s

Once you’ve made the buttered bourbon batter, this drink could not be easier to assemble, making it great for a holiday gathering. Just add Maker’s® and hot water to the batter and stir. The scrumptious toffee-flavored batter is hard to resist eating on its own and can be made well in advance.


  • 2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 1/2 part buttered bourbon batter
  • 4 parts hot water
  • Fresh grated nutmeg for garnish
Buttered Bourbon Batter
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground clove
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
Pro tips
Batter up
The batter is the most involved part of this recipe, but the good news is that it freezes well and can be saved in your icebox for up to three months. Use an ice tray to make convenient, single-serve portions.
A solid treat
Got leftover batter? You can turn this cocktail into cookies and other treats with a few added ingredients and a few minutes in the oven. There are myriad recipes available online on just how to go about this.

How to

  1. To make the buttered bourbon batter, melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add in brown sugar and confectioners’ sugar.
  3. Add heavy whipping cream.
  4. Stir in clove, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. Cool and store in covered container.
For the Buttered Bourbon Batter
  1. Once cool, pour batter and Maker’s Mark into a mug. Top with hot water. Mix well.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.

Muddling history History of Hot Buttered Maker's

Hot Buttered Maker’s comes to us from the Hot Buttered Rum family. Like its predecessor, Hot Buttered Maker’s is perfect around Christmastime and colder temperatures. The original dates back to colonial New England when imports like rum and molasses were becoming more readily available. In addition to rum, hot cider was often added in place of the water used in this version. Perhaps the earliest printed version of the original recipe is in a recently reprinted 1862 publication entitled “How to Mix Drinks: Or, The Bon-vivant’s Companion” by bartender Jerry Thomas.

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