Merry Christmas Eve and/or Happy Hanukkah! This is a more classic eggnog than the others this month, and was pretty tasty. I actually messed up the proportions slightly on this one (recovered in the hot version tomorrow) but it still went down easy. Then again, I’m someone who likes eggnog, which I know isn’t always the case.
I’m skipping news today, in lieu of general holiday greetings. Sort of news, though: it won’t be the first night of Hanukkah on Christmas Eve again until 2027! Cool!
81. Egg Nogg
(Use large bar glass.)
- 1 table-spoonful of fine sugar, dissolved with
- 1 table-spoonful cold water, 1 egg.
- 2 oz. of Cognac brandy.
- 1 oz. of Santa Cruz rum.
- ⅓ tumblerful of milk.
- Fill the tumbler ¼ full with shaved ice, shake the ingredients until they are thoroughly mixed together [emphasis his], and grate a little nutmeg on top. Every well ordered bar has a tin egg-nogg “shaker,” which is a great aid in mixing this beverage.
BN: This tastes like eggnog! I really like the super-thick storebought stuff, and this is a little thinner and less sweet, but it has alcohol in it so that makes it okay. Also I put too much milk in so that could be part of it. It’s not as creamy or frothy as the others, either, but maybe we should shake it more. I appreciate that it uses brandy, too, which is the best. For the record, though, what is an egg nog shaker? I looked it up online to little success.
PiC: It’s kind of nice! I don’t mind that it’s not super sweet.