• 4 oz unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Garnish: cinnamon sticks


  1. Using an electric mixer (or stand mixer with fitted paddle attachment), beat sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a medium-sized bowl until smooth and creamy. Add the whiskey and then the boiling water.
  2. Whisk until evenly combined, then divide into 4 mugs. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and serve!

This recipe would be best made with Jim Beam bourbons like Vanilla, Maple, Honey or Apple. We’d love to hear from you about how your recipe turned out!

Recipe adapted from Savory Simple.

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