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The Lookout

The Lookout cocktail
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Improve on the classic Hot Buttered Rum with this version involving sherry and mulled cider from Beau du Bois of The Corner Door in Culver City, California.


  • 2 ounces 12-year-old rum
  • 1 Tbsp PX sherry-infused butter*
  • 4 ounces mulled cider, hot (use your favorite recipe or packaged mix)
  • 1 pinch Chinese five-spice powder


  1. Add the rum and butter to a mug and slowly add the mulled cider.

  2. Sprinkle the five-spice powder on top.

*PX sherry-infused butter: Stir together one stick (4 ounces) of butter, softened to room temperature, and 1 ounce Pedro Ximenez sherry.