It's that time again: a chill in the air, snow on the ground, Christmas shopping (nearly) completed...and, of course, this can mean only one thing. That's right, kids: it's nog o'clock! Eggnog is one of those things that it'd admittedly be kinda weird to drink during pretty much any other time of the year, so we want you to make the most of your small nog-window and go all out. That's why we put together a collection of our favorite eggnog recipes to make at home. Don't get lazy and go store-bought! Treat yo' self!
Alton Brown's Classic Eggnog
The Food Network star's signature classic eggnog recipe will bring home the good old nog flavor every time.
When the holiday season comes around each year, many people find themselves overcome with an inexplicable sense of joy as they take in the festive decorations, music, and spirit of goodwill. Others find themselves quietly panicking about the prospect of yet another year of gift-hunting, family drama, and awful renditions of Christmas classics on the radio. Whichever camp you fall into, a little bit of alcohol is never remiss during the holidays. Fortunately the Internet is teeming with boozy inspiration to help you revel in the holiday cheer or take the edge off your yuletide-induced anxieties.
Adult Hot Chocolate
What better way to bring you and your loved ones together for the holidays then with some good old fashioned alcohol? Take a swing at crafting some of these creative holiday cocktails. Some are green like the Grinch, some are as red as Rudolph's nose, and some even taste like gingerbread cookies! Happy Holidays and enjoy!
1. Santaquila Sunrise
Get on Santa's naughty list this year with this sinful cocktail.
Ingredients: 3 oz. Orange Juice
3 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Jose Cuervo® Cinge™ - Cinnamon Infused Tequila
Drinking. Ah, drinking. All day. All night. You know what it does to you; how it makes you feel and act, however different from the recap your friends give. Conversations are better, and food is absolutely better. Health conscious drinkers may end the night with a series of drunken crunches, but why not take note of what you’re putting into your body instead of trying to make up for it with 3 or 4 lousy minutes of a painfully sobering workout?
Gizmodo’s certified nutritionist Maren Robinson took a look at the best and worse drinks for your health, while keeping in mind that any amount of alcohol consumption will have more or less the same effect on your night.
There is only one month of the entire year when it is wholly acceptable to indulge in copious amounts of Eggnog. This creamy holiday cocktail, thick with flavor and calories, is synonymous with Christmas. Instead of buying the premade Eggnog at the grocery store, make some yourself following this adapted version of Paula Dean’s recipe. Yes, that Paula Dean, the sassy southern lady regularly featured on the Food Network.
6 eggs, separated
¾ cup sugar
1 pint heavy cream
4 pints milk
½ pint Bourbon
Warm a kettle by rinsing it with boiling hot water. After dumping the water pour in the rum and add lemon peel, cinnamon, and cloves. Then boil the cider/water and pour into the rum. Add the butter and stir everything together. Pour into a mug and grate some fresh nutmeg to garnish. Add sugar if desired.