Sebastian Reaburn loves lemon and butter together ("they're yummy and rich"), and this drink is one of his favorite incarnations of the pairing. "It's like a hot buttered rum mixed with a lemon tart. The citrus pieces get softened by the heat and mellowed by the sugar and butter; they're delicious to nibble on at the end of the drink." Reaburn sometimes varies the Hot Buttered Lemon by adding cloves and fresh ginger, which give it "a little zing."
Glassware Guide More Nonalcoholic Drinks
In a small saucepan, melt the butter in the lemon juice over moderate heat. Add the hot water, Simple Syrup, orange wedge, lemon wheel, nutmeg and cinnamon and cook, stirring, until cloudy and hot. Pour into a small mug.
You May Like
Sign Up for The Dish
Stay in the know with a daily dose of the best seasonal recipes!