Yes, the holidays are over, but I don’t think that should mean we can’t have any more eggnog. In fact, I encourage it. There’s still plenty of cold nights, stormy nights, snowy nights (and days) that justify eggnog related behavior. Of course you can go to the store and just buy some eggnog, but I feel the homemade version is more satisfying and delicious. Make your own!
What you’ll need:
- Stoli Vanil
- 6 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 4 cups whole milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
Combine eggs, egg yolks, sugar and salt in a medium sauce pan and whisk until well combined. Add milk while still whisking. Turn on burner to very low. Stir mixture continuously until it reaches 160 degrees and slightly thickens. This can take over half an hour, be patient.
Strain to remove hardened parts. Add vanilla extract. Refrigerate.
When you are ready to serve, whisk heavy cream in a bowl until it forms soft peaks, Combine with eggnog.
For the martini use 1 oz of Stoli Vanil Vodka and 1 1/2 oz of the eggnog, shake it with ice in a shaker and serve in a Martini glass. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.
Author: Gotham Foodie
Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that.
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