I’m a little confused. I think the “General Harrison” in the title is referring to William Henry Harrison, who was a relatively famous General in the period prior to the writing of this cocktail book. However, he was also President of the United States, also prior to the writing of this book. So… shouldn’t this be “President Harrison’s Egg Nogg?” Or is there someone else? (I also found a general in the English Civil War but I doubt it was him.)
To be an useful purveyor of news, I’m going to focus on the General in this title, not Harrison (though I did find this entertaining and useless article). The biggest news is, of course, the revelation that Russia probably did act to influence the general election, and that Trump doesn’t really care and thinks it’s stupid (at the time of writing). Both things are, unfortunately, not hugely surprising. You may need a drink.
85. General Harrison’s Egg Nogg
(Use large bar glass.)
- 1 egg.
- 1½ teaspoonful of sugar.
- 2 or 3 small lumps of ice.
- Fill the tumbler with cider [presumably, alcoholic cider, but could easily do a virgin one], and shake well.
- This is a splendid drink, and is very popular on the Mississippi river. It was General Harrison’s favorite beverage.
BN: This basically just tastes like creamy, smooth cider. I could drink this! And it doesn’t get too rich or sweet, since the cider gives a bit of acid which cuts through the intensity that’s all too common in eggnog (and eggnog derivatives). A very nice fall drink; I don’t think it’s super wintery, but for fall, when the nights just start getting cold? Sure!
PiC: I kind of wish it was hot (that may just be because I’m cold). It’s good though — and not too alcoholic either. I could drink this.