The Story Behind The Burro Caldo

Union Square Hospitality Group’s popular pizza joint Marta serves up a warming Burro Caldo that combines rum, Nocino liqueur, butter, orange, and baking spices. It’s topped with a dollop of vanilla-infused whipped cream and a cinnamon stick for a drink that’s as tasty as it is visually appealing.


  • 3 ounces Rum-Nocino Mixture (recipe follows)
  • 3 ounces boiling water
  • 1 bar spoon unsalted cows milk butter
  • Garnish: Vanilla-infused whipped cream and a cinnamon stick


  1. Make Rum-Nocino Mixture (directions follow)
  2. Remove from heat and, when ready to serve, combine 3 ounces Rum-Nocino mixture with 3 ounces boiling water in a glass mug.
  3. Stir in butter and top with vanilla-infused whipped cream and a cinnamon stick.

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Updated: 2022-03-01

Rum-Nocino Mixture Ingredients

  • 750 milliliters Cruzan Black Strap Rum
  • 375 milliliters Don Ciccio Nocino
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 15-20 cloves
  • Peel of one whole orange

Rum-Nocino Mixture Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients and simmer covered over medium-low heat for 60 minutes
Marta’s Burro Caldo