JUST ADD NOG: A HOLIDAY COCKTAIL RECIPE
FROM THE KITCHEN OF FARING WELL
If it were up to us, Eggnog would be in-season year round. Pairs well with wrapping presents, online shopping, conversation by the fire, and any holiday film you can think of. Now you can draw the conclusion as to why we asked our friend (and local Denver blogger), Jessie Snyder of Faring Well to share with us her take on this seasonal recipe. We'll clink a glass to that!
FROM THE KITCHEN OF FARING WELL – I came up with this recipe in hopes of reclaiming Eggnog as a holiday tradition I could once again be apart of – sans the guilt of a heavy, sugar-laden drink with half an ingredients list of items I couldn’t pronounce. My hope is to reclaim the holiday season with a new sense of what it means to have joy this time of year. To have a healthy body and an intentional mind. To celebrate all of the delicious flavors of the season using quality ingredients, and be intentional about the balance between decadence and nutrients. To pay more attention to people than to-do lists. So far I haven’t found an item on my list, where if it wasn’t completed, would mean the end of the world.
That's why I created this Eggnog recipe meant for slowed evenings and shared conversation. Here is what you will need—
- 2 cups plain almond milk
- 2 cups canned light coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 4 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
Combine the above ingredients in a medium sauce pan and place on the stove. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer while whisking continuously. Continue whisking while the liquid simmers for four minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and pour, carefully, into a glass bowl or jar on the counter to cool, uncovered. Once cooled, place in an airtight jar in the refrigerator to chill and set for at least four hours before serving.
Just add spirits: 3oz of Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon per glass.