Dec 302011
 

eggnog1 Blissfully Delicious Eggnog

This is our favorite Blissfully Declicious Eggnog Recipe and often have one each on New Year’s Eve. This recipe makes 2 drinks:

1 oz Amaretto almond liqueur, 1 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur, 1 oz vodka, 10 oz eggnog, served with big dallops of whipped cream and shaved dark chocolate on top.  (Optional: a very light sprinkle of nutmeg on top).  For my tastes I sometimes make the drink with a little added milk or light cream (about 2/3 eggnog to 1/3 cream).

A bit of Eggnog History:  Eggnog, or egg flip, was brought to the US from Britain in the 18th century. It may have had an ancestor in the medieval posset, which is hot milk mixed with spiced wine or ale.In 1827 British writer Richard Cook published Oxford Night Caps, in which he lists all kinds of possets and eggnogs. The posset which he calls Rum Booze can also be called Egg Flip.

Kahlua Cinnamon Spice is the classic Kahlua coffee base with added cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar. It sounds lovely, and definitely something I’d like try in our eggnog recipe.

Here is an eggnog recipe that uses it for a large batch (makes 8 4-oz portions, easily doubled or tripled for a holiday punch bowl):  Kahlua Cinnamon Spice Holiday Eggnog

Ingredients:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 oz  granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp freshly-grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp clove
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 oz Martell VSOP cognac
  • 2 oz Kahlua Cinnamon Spice liqueur
  • 4 oz Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 12 oz whole milk
  • 8 oz heavy cream

Preparation:  Blender (or mixer fitted with a whip attachment) – blend the eggs for 1 minute; add sugar and spices and blend together (about 30 seconds); slowly add the cognac, Kahlua and Jameson, blend another 30 seconds; add the milk and cream and blend 1 minute more. Cover and refrigerate.  Can be made a day ahead of time to allow the flavors to combine.  Serving size 4 oz; optional: grate fresh nutmeg or cinnamon over the top.

Eggnog Kahlua Shake -here is another eggnog recipe that uses Kahlua and Eggnog to make a milkshake like drink (yummy). Serves 1 to 2

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz) Kahlua, 2 oz half-and-half (or combination of milk and cream or just milk), 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teapoon simple syrup*, 1 fresh egg  or (use equivalent amount of Egg Beaters), 3 heaping tablespoons crushed ice.  Blend together until ice is crushed to small chips.  Optional: dallop of whipped cream on top.

(*You can use bar syrup but making your own simple syrup tastes better and is fairly easy – use a 1:1 sugar-water ratio (e.g., 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water) in a saucepan, heat up the water and dissolve the sugar in it; cook untill it’s a little syrupy; store covered in the refrigerator.)

What is your favorite holiday drink?

Wishing everyone a joyous, healthy New Year filled with blessings, Lady Rose

 

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