Holiday beverages number 5 is an old winter standby for me – Eggnog. I’ve never made it. I always buy it, so if you make Eggnog, please leave me a comment about your recipe. I usually buy a ½ gallon of low-fat and a bottle or two of the Eggnog Liquor you see this time of year. Like all my recipes, it’s not about measuring ingredients. It’s about what you like. What works for your taste buds?

Holiday Beverages Number 5

Spiked Eggnog 

I spike my low-fat store, store bought Eggnog with rum, but you can use any brown liquor including brandy. I start with a shot or two of rum, add enough Nog to fill the glass (or cup if it’s to be heated), and then sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on top. Yummy. For hot Nog, I do the same and then micro-nuke for a couple of minutes.

Some recipes call for vanilla. I haven’t tried it, but it sounds good. Others top it with whipped cream before sprinkling it with spices.

Good Ole NA Eggnog

Here’s the ingredients for homemade scratch eggnog from The Spruce Eats. Click the link for the full recipe.

 6 large eggs

2 large egg yolks

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 cups whole milk

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish

1/4 cup cold heavy cream

It’s 17F here in Speedway today. I think it’s time for a cup of hot Eggnog. NA, of course, until 5:00! Cheers!

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