Hey, New Day Northwest thanks for having us on to share the secrets of our house-made eggnog. Happy Holidays to all of you!
All recipes and methods created by Andy Burton
12 eggs + 12 oz heavy cream + 6 oz simple syrup yields 32oz of “mix”
You can add a couple pinches of nutmeg and a spoonful of cinnamon and drink this “nonalcoholic” eggnog as-is.
Simple Syrup: 2 C. Hot Water + 2 C. sugar.
Note: To make a drinkable nonalcoholic, add milk to desired thickness, 2 pinches of nutmeg & a teaspoon of cinnamon. Pour over ice and garnish with cinnamon and nutmeg.
“The Upstairs Eggnog”
Method: Add 6oz Kraken Spiced Rum to 8oz Mix, shake over ice, and strain into bucket glassware. Add fresh ice. Garnish with cinnamon and nutmeg. Makes 4 servings.
“The Firlock Eggnog” –
Note: Firlock is a breakfast beverage made with coldbrew, sugar, and Fernet Branca, which is an Italian bitters with a minty finish. The sugar really brings out the mint in the Fernet which pairs nicely with the creamy eggnog mix. We’ll use coffee liqueur to cover the sweetness and the coldbrew.
Method: Add 3oz Fernet Branca, 2oz New Deal Coffee Liqueur to 6oz mix, shake over ice, and strain into coupe glassware. Garnish with fresh mint sprig. Serves 4
“Winter Ale Nog” –
Note: Lower Alcohol Eggnog. Eggnog can be made with lower alcohol ingredients, such as sherry, wine, or strong ale. We’re going to use Sam Smith Winter Ale as the alcohol and flavor base for this one. Nog originally meant a strong ale, or Noggin’ referred to a small cup from which beverages were consumed. Only the upper class would have access to all of the rich ingredients found in eggnog.
Method: Add 8oz mix to tin, shake over ice, and strain into 4 bucket glassware. Add 2oz Sam Smith Winter Ale to each glass, fill with fresh ice. Garnish with cinnamon and nutmeg. Serves 4.
Note: Make batch mix as above, then whisk in your choice of alcohol(s) into the same bowl, and add a giant ice brick. To make a giant ice brick, simply fill a large tupperware with water and leave in the freezer for a day or two in advance. Add the ice brick to your punch bowl and it will keep everything cold without too much dilution!
Method: Add 32 oz of eggnog base + 1 750Ml of Kraken Spiced Rum. Pour into large punch bowl. Label into coupe and garnish fresh grated nutmeg.