Celebrate everything we love about fall with this apple cider hot toddy with brown butter bourbon! This apple cider cocktail recipe is the perfect drink to have cozying up in a chunky sweater with good book.
So remember how I said I am all about apple and apple cider this year? Remember how I also kept promising that I would bring more simple cocktails to the blog?
Well, ta-daah! I didn't really plan on sharing this apple cider hot toddy on the blog, but I've been making it as my daily nightcap before bed for over a month now. If that's not a sign that something needs to be on the site, then I don't know what is.
The apple cider hot toddy is sweet and a little decadent thanks to the brown butter bourbon. During cheese camp I was talking all things drinks with Carey from Reclaiming Provincial and she mentioned she made a brown butter-infused whiskey for a cocktail. That idea really stuck with me until I finally made some of my own.
Oh my gosh guys, brown butter bourbon is the best thing ever and you need to make it right away. It is incredibly easy to make with minimal effort. What's best is that you can save the butter - you know, the brown butter that has all the tasty oaky bourbon flavors - to bake. I made chocolate chip cookies and I swear they were the most amazing cookies I've ever made in my life.
The bourbon retains the flavors of the brown butter, but also retains some of the rich, mouth-coating texture of the butter. It adds an incredible decadence to it that elevates everything you put it in. Of course, my favorite is to add some to my apple cider hot toddy for a cozy fall nightcap.
Go ahead, try it.
You can thank me later. 😉
Oh, and if you want to learn how to make your own apple cider at home, you have to look up my guide which includes instructions for making apple cider using a stovetop, slow cooker, AND instant pot. Don't forget to pair it with my apple cider doughnut cake.