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Hot Buttered Punch

This winter warmer from New Orleans taps the distinctive, spicy-sweet flavor of Punch Fantasia, a rum-based liqueur from Italy. It’s available at specialty liquor stores and online retailers such as


  • 1 oz. rye whiskey
  • 1 oz. Varnelli Punch Fantasia
  • 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon Sugar Compound Butter
  • 6 oz. hot water
  • Glass:Irish Coffee mug


Preheat a mug by rinsing it with hot water, then add the first two ingredients. Fill the mug with hot water, then top the drink with the compound butter.

Cinnamon Sugar Compound Butter: In a bowl, stir together ½ cup of salted butter (softened), ¼ cup of dark brown sugar, and ½ tsp. of freshly ground cinnamon. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container, and let the butter come to room temperature before serving.

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