Hot Buttered Whiskey Cider
The first sip of your Hot Buttered Whiskey Cider will have you feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside. The citrus flavors are softened by both heat as well as maple syrup, so they taste even more delicious than before!
Bring the apple cider, water, maple syrup, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and star anise to a simmer in a medium-sized saucepan. Remove from the heat, cover, and let steep for 15 minutes.
Add 2 tablespoons of the butter to a skillet and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and add the whiskey and lemon juice.
Pour the butter/whiskey mixture into the saucepan with the cider and mix well. Strain the mixture into a large pitcher.
Cut the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter into four small pieces and top each glass with the butter. Grate fresh nutmeg into each glass and enjoy!
Adding the butter on top of the glass just before serving will give you that instant creamy and well-rounded flavor in every sip.