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.