Bar Basics: Old & New Eggnog Traditions
There are a few key choices for holiday eggnog mix-ins, the classic additions being brandy, rum and whisky. Try one of these festive cocktails at your holiday gathering in the company of family and friends!
By Jillian Smith
Jamaican Eggnog Recipe:
3 tsp brown sugar
1-2 dashes of bitters
1 free-range egg (whole)
2 oz pure apple cider
1 ½ oz rum
1. Combine ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
2. Shake hard for 20 seconds.
3. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with fresh ground nutmeg.
Bourbon Aged Eggnog:
If you want to elevate your eggnog game this season, why not try aging it? Aging provides time for the ingredients to meld together and enhance flavours to offer your guests something deliciously different. This recipe will serve a large number of holiday guests. When finished aging, fill a punch bowl and share!
2 cups sugar
4 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
12 free-range eggs (yolks only)
4 cups Bourbon
Pinch of kosher salt
Cinnamon, ground, for garnish
1 . In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar until creamy and light yellow in colour.
2. Whisk in bourbon, cream and kosher salt. Add mixture to glass containers, such as sterilized jars.
3. Cover tightly with lid and store in the refrigerator for anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months.
4. Shake jar before drinking.
5. To serve, place in small ice-filled festive mugs.
6. Garnish with ground cinnamon.