By Angela Keyser, Director of Marketing for High Quality Organics
I will have to admit, I’m not an eggnog lover. Yet, I know there are many of you out there so I wanted to make sure to find a great-tasting recipe that was flavorful and easy to make ahead of time.
This eggnog recipe requires a little more time than the Hot Buttered Rum Apple Cider recipe, but, it’s just as delicious. It not only makes a great holiday party cocktail but add it to a mason jar with a bow and you have a great hostess gift for any eggnog fan.
Note: If you’re in a pinch, buy some ready-made eggnog and add a teaspoon or two of your favorite spices and a cup of rum in your pitcher and you’re set!
Spiced Eggnog Cocktail*Serves: 12-20 Time: 20 minutes plus chilling time (4-24 hours) Ingredients 4 cups 2% milk 5-7 whole cloves 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon 12 egg yolks (save the egg whites for your breakfast omelet) 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 3/4 cups light rum 4 cups light cream or half and half 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
DirectionsStep 1: Combine milk, cloves, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and cinnamon in pot and very slowly heat to a boil, stirring at all times. (Start the burner on low for about 5 minutes and then gradually bring to a medium or medium-high heat.) When mixture boils, remove from heat. Step 2: In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Whisk until fluffy. Then, slowly add the hot milk mixture to the eggs, stirring constantly and making sure not to cook the eggs. Pour mixture back into large pot and heat, stirring constantly, until mixture becomes thick. Don’t let the mixture boil! Step 3: Strain the mixture through a fine sieve, removing cloves. Let cool for about 1 hour. Step 4: Add rum, cream, 2 teaspoons of vanilla and nutmeg to the milk and egg mixture and refrigerate overnight or for about 4-6 hours before serving. *Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.com