Makes 8 servingsEndTextStartText

Spiced Butter

1/4 pound unsalted butter

1 tablespoon Chinese 5-spice powder

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

Pinch cayenne

Very hot water (almost boiling)

Bulleit Rye

Fresh unsweetened whipped creamEndTextStartText

1. Melt butter and stir in 5-spice powder, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and cayenne. Transfer butter mixture to the refrigerator and chill until solid.

2. Spoon 1 tablespoon butter into each mug. Top with enough hot water to melt butter.

3. Add 2 ounces rye to each mug and top with a spoonful of whipped cream. Serve hot.

- From Jennifer Sabatino at Aldine