My Holiday Eggnog….

I love Christmastime. I love the lights, and the clear cold nights, and the way people are generally in a better mood. Most of all I love Eggnog. Every morning since mid november, I have been making myself an eggnog latte to take to work with me. Now normally I would just my some nog at the store, but I always have to thin it down to make it taste good in my latte. So I thought, why not make my own? So I did. This morning before I went out to do my errands for the day, I quickly shook up a great eggnog.

In a Shaker with 3 cubes ice:
1 whole egg
1 bar spoon sugar
1/4 oz simple syrup
1 oz dark rum ( only when not attempting to run machinery)
1 1/2 oz cream
3 1/2 oz milk
ground nutmeg to taste.

Shake up until your wee little arms cannot shake any longer, then shake for 1 minute more. Enjoy.

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The Whisky Sour….

I love a good whisky sour. I love sours in general. Now, I’m not talking about those sours that you get in a restaurant that are made with sour mix and soda, but the real thing. Usually I just whip up my sours with my base, some fresh squeezed lemon juice, and some simple syrup. But I recently watched an episode on the Small Screen Network, and Robert Hess talked about using egg whites in your sours. I had never heard of this before, but I tried it last night and it was excellent. Not much was added in the way of flavor, but a thick layer of foam to sip the drink through was wonderful. Sort of like a well made cappuccino.img_0027.gif