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Holiday Entertaining Cocktails: Spiced Eggnog with Rum

Nothing says the holidays like eggnog!  And nothing adds joy to an evening with friends this season like spiked eggnog!  So whether you’re hanging out by the fireplace, trimming the tree, or settling into a friendly game of cards…enjoy the recipe below.  Not wanting any alcohol in yours? Just omit the rum and you can still enjoy a frothy and delicious holiday treat!  And if you are short on time, you can always purchase pre-made eggnog and doctor it up at home.

Spiced Eggnog with Rummodified from Martha Stewart

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 12 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 1 shot spiced rum, per drink
  • Grated nutmeg
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

In medium saucepan, whisk milk and sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks. Whisking constantly, pour hot mixture into yolks in a slow and steady stream.

Return mixture to pan; cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until thick enough to coat back of spoon, 20 to 25 minutes; do not let simmer. Quickly strain into a bowl. Stir in bourbon, if desired, and cream. Cool completely; cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until chilled.

Serve in glasses or mugs.  Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

6 comments on “Holiday Entertaining Cocktails: Spiced Eggnog with Rum

  1. Home Seasons
    November 29, 2012

    Great ideas! Too many times have we gone to holiday parties and just had our jackets in a pile by the door!

  2. Home Seasons
    November 29, 2012

    Oops commented on the wrong post! We meant to comment on the one below! Anyhoo, the eggnog still sounds delicious!

  3. petit4chocolatier
    November 29, 2012

    Kenley, this looks so good! How many glasses or cups did it make?

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