The term eggnog is a combination of two colonial slang words — rum was referred to as grog and bartenders served it in small wooden mugs called noggins. The drink first became known as egg-n-grog and later as eggnog.
Bring your cocktail kit to Christmas day this year and wow the relatives with these MUST TRY Christmas cocktails. Traditional Christmas ingredients including chocolate, orange and maple with hints of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg will take you back to Grandma’s kitchen. Don’t forget to SHARE the Christmas spirit on socials!
Eggnog is simply a blend of milk or cream, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, and liquor. Of course, if you ask a contemporary cocktail connoisseur, they’re likely tell you that a homemade eggnog needs to age.
The Expat cocktail was created by Lauren Schell of Little Branch (NYC) back in 2009. It’s a simple shaken whiskey cocktail, citrusy and aromatic. Lauren hadn’t actually named the cocktail until she had moved away. The team at little branch were getting requests for her bourbon creation and given that she had then recently moved away, Expat was a fitting name.
The Bourbon Renewal cocktail was Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s first recipe he created. It’s a riff on a classic whiskey sour with half the sugar component substititued for a dry berry liqueur, Creme de Cassis.
The addition of smoke adds depth to classic cocktails and an innovative twist to new creations. Whether a drink is shaken, stirred, or simply served neat, adding smoke to spirits is relatively easy with the techniques outlined in the videos below.