Naughty Egg Nog

Robert

As a kid, I always liked the taste of eggnog. Leading up to the holidays it started appearing in our house and it always made me extra happy. As soon as my mom came home from the grocery store with multiple cartons, (we were a family with 5 kids), I would quickly grab a glass and enjoy the rich, sweet, creamy, milkshake-like beverage.  Then a second glass… and sometimes even a third.

As an adult, I had always enjoyed the nicely spiked grownup versions of eggnog at various holiday parties.  But the older I got, the eggnog was becoming too sweet and rich for me and I settled into just having a small glass now and then.

When I bought my first home and started having friends over for cocktails, (that’s another story) I decided I would tackle making my own version of an adult eggnog concoction.  Adding more and more of the liquor portion always helped cut down on the sweetness of the drink, making it more palatable but also making my friends too buzzed too quickly.

So I turned to the blender.  I found this method really lightened up the eggnog. I fill the blender with about the same amount of ice as eggnog, leaving some room on top for the good stuff.
  Egg Nog Ingredients  Egg Nog Pour
I like to use rum (the smooth Bacardi Select works well) and brandy (any type) for the kick.  I’m a free pour kinda guy, so I can’t tell you exact proportions, but I use more rum than brandy, and it’s probably about one-third booze to two thirds eggnog.  (Adjust the portions according to your taste.)

I then like to grind a lot of nutmeg directly into the blender before it’s mixed and some cinnamon, although pumpkin spice also works well.
Nut Meg
Once blended, the excessive richness becomes a nice blend of airy frothiness good enough for a fancy glass!  For your more serious drinking pals, float it with brandy.

Dash with more nutmeg on top and enjoy!
Naughty Egg Nog

Here’s to the holidays and the season of eggnog! Cheers!

8 Comments

  • Suzette December 18, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Love it! Try the crafted eggnog at State Street Eatery – I think you’ll like it. I had one for dessert last night!

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    • Kim & Robert December 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Sounds better than cake!

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  • Andy December 19, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Just in time for Christmas Eve, can’t wait to try it!

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    • Kim & Robert December 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Happy Holidays!

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  • big d December 19, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Makes me proud to share the same last name! Gonna give this a rip in…oh, hell, who am I kidding. Now!

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    • Kim & Robert December 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      It’s 5’0 Clock somewhere! Cheers!

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  • Jill Berg December 19, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Great post! Nice to see your take on egg nog! We’ll try this at home!

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    • Kim & Robert December 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Can’t wait to hear your results! Cheers!

      Reply

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