I grew up drinking Mexican hot cocoa on Christmas eve, but an allergy to chocolate forced me to seek a different beverage tradition. Enter my new, grown-up favorite: hot buttered bourbon and cider.
A twist on the more common hot buttered rum, this bourbon and apple cider recipe is warming, sweet, spicy, and oh so decadent. Not only has it become a personal favorite, but it always has our holiday party guests clamoring for a second – or third! – mug and the recipe.
• Get the recipe: Hot Buttered Bourbon and Cider, from Bon Appétit
More festive hot drink recipes:
• Mexican Hot Chocolate
• Mulled Wine
• Spiced Apple Cider
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