Living in South Florida means it’s warm year-round. It also means there’s really one season. We’re lucky if it gets chilly for a few days during the winter. I grew up in Central Florida. Not that we had true seasons up there, but we definitely had more cold days and even a few trees that lost their leaves in Fall. Believe me, you miss that when it’s 80℉ or hotter all the time. With that in mind, I’m trying out a hot drink this week. And although “buttered” is in the title, there’s no butter in the drink. Maybe I can crank up the A/C, sip my Hot Buttered Hazelnut Whisky, and fool myself into thinking it’s winter LOL!
So if you’re looking for something warm and cozy to share with your family and friends (or just enjoy on your own), I couldn’t recommend this any more strongly. It really is one of those drinks that seems to transport you to another place and time when you drink it. Somewhere deep in the highlands of Scotland, where large fires roar in the hearths of old castles and giant hunting dogs curl up at your feet.
This drink recipe was a little pricey for me since I didn’t have the Frangelico or Scotch whiskey. I bought small bottles of each (375ml) and spent about $45 on the alcohol. Of course, I’ll have leftovers of both, but they won’t go bad. In fact, I’m already planning a future recipe with the scotch. I’m sure I’ll be able to do the same with the Frangelico.
The bad news is you have to commit to 15 minutes of stirring the simmering milk while the cinnamon stick infuses it with flavor. The good news is you get to enjoy the smell of the cinnamon while you’re stirring, and it smells incredibly good!
Finishing this drink is also just as easy. Just add the whiskey, Frangelico, and whipped cream, then sprinkle with some cinnamon. My hot buttered hazelnut whiskey took me all of 20 minutes to prepare.