Holiday Libations

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We’re sharing with you five of our favorite holiday beverages to warm your bones and help ring in the new year in good “spirits!” Happy Holidays!

Ultimate Eggnog
6 Servings

Ingredients

– 1 cup spiced rum
– 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar, divided
– 6 eggs, separated
– 3/4 cup heavy cream
– 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
– 1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
– 1/8 tsp ground allspice
– pinch ground cloves
– 1 cup milk

Directions

Step 1: Whisk rum, 1/2 cup sugar and yolks in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water until thickened, 3-5 minutes. Chill.

Step 2: Whip cream in a bowl until soft peaks are formed, then chill.

Step 3: In a separate, large bowl, whip egg whites, 2 Tbsp sugar and spices to soft peaks.

Step 4: Fold whipped cream, whipped whites and yolk mixture together. Whisk in the milk. Garnish with nutmeg.

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Rosemary Fizz
1 Serving

Ingredients

– 2 fl oz gin
– 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
– 1 Tbsp rosemary simple syrup
– 3/4 cup Prosecco
– lemon slice for garnish
– rosemary sprig for garnish

Directions

Step 1: To make the rosemary syrup, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil, whisk in 1/2 cup sugar and 1 sprig rosemary. Let sit 30 minutes.

Step 2: Pour the gin, lemon juice and rosemary simple syrup into a glass, stir. Top with the Prosecco, then garnish with a sprig of rosemary and slice of lemon.

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Peppermint Drinking Chocolate
1-2 Servings

Ingredients

– 8 oz half n half
– 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate
– 1 Tbsp butter
– 1/4 cup pepperment schnapps
– candy cane for garnish
– marshmallows for garnish

Directions

Step 1: Bring half and half to a boil. Combine chocolate and butter in a bowl. Pour scalded half and half over chocolate and butter. Whisk until all chocolate is melted.

Step 2: Pour into a mug. Place a few marshmallows on top, then toast them using a torch. Garnish with a candy cane.

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Hot Buttered Rum
Makes enough Spiced Butter for about 8 Servings

Ingredients

For the Spiced Butter:
– 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
– 3/4 cup light brown sugar
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
– 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
– pinch ground cloves
– freshly ground pepper, a few turns on the pepper mill
– Pinch salt

For One Serving:

– 2 Tbsp Spiced Butter
– 3 fl oz (6 Tbsp) spiced rum
– 1/2 cup boiling water
– orange slice for garnish

Directions

Step 1: Whip Spiced Butter ingredients until light and fluffy. Place in a container and refrigerate for later use.

Step 2: Add about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture to a mug/glass. Add 3 fluid ounces (6 Tbsp) of spiced rum. Then pour about one half cup of boiling water over the top. Stir until dissolved. Garnish with an orange slice.

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Spiked Coffee
1 Serving

Ingredients

– 1 fl oz (2 Tbsp) spiced rum
– 2 fl oz (1/4 cup) Kahlua coffee liqueur
– hot strong brewed coffee
– whipped cream for garnish

Directions

Step 1: Pour the rum and Kahlua in a mug. Fill the mug with hot coffee. Top with whipped cream.

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