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Ficklin Vineyards hot buttered tawny

Warm up with this customer favorite from Ficklin Vineyards, where a third-generation California winemaker creates premium ports from winegrape varieties native to Portugal.

Ficklin Vineyards, Madera

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1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup powdered sugar
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. fresh ground nutmeg
Ficklin Vineyards Aged 10 Years Tawny Port, to taste


With a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat butter and brown sugar on medium speed for 5 minutes or until light in color and fluffy. Beat in cream, alternating with powdered sugar. Add spices and mix briefly. Use immediately or store in freezer for up to 3 months.

For each serving, place 1/4 cup port (or more to taste) and 2 tbsp. hot buttered tawny batter into a mug. Stir in about 3/4 cup boiling water and enjoy.

Courtesy of Denise England, Ficklin Vineyards general manager

Photo courtesy of Ficklin Vineyards

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