The Christmas season is right upon us, and you all know what that means – it’s party time! You’re bound to attend a party or two with your buds, colleagues, and family. Come to think about it, that’s a lot of parties to attend. Unless you plan to live like a hermit and forego enjoying the holiday altogether, you know you’re going to get sloshed. You’ll see that bottle of Johnnie Walker and you go, “No! No! No!” Which actually seems ironic because you’re already holding out a glass, getting ready for that shot to be poured into it.
So, let your hair down and say, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” instead. Of course, you may want to change a boring drink or two, scratch it off the list, and go for something special. Hey, it’s Christmas time after all. And if you plan to create a new list of resolutions come New Year, then enjoy the sinful life for now. Zip your mouth if you have to until then. Still, how much would you want to bet that you’re not going to pull through with some of your resolutions? You just can’t say no to alcohol! In fact, don’t even plan to make a promise you can’t keep – that’s resolution number 1 on your list! With these holiday drinks, the experience just gets better and better every single time!
Drink 1: Eggnog
You shouldn’t even be surprised to find this at the top of the list. It is, after all, the most popular holiday drink to date. It was brought to use via the English settlers who apparently, had more sense of humor than we give them credit for. The centuries old wine-milk-egg drink has definitely been redefined. Instead of wine, people enjoy it with a dash or a gallon of rum, it all really depends on the number of alcoholic men in the room. It’s an acquired taste, but admittedly, more and more people become converts every single year. It’s not only tasty, but it’s so easy to make. Even an aspiring drunk can put this together.
What You Need:
- 4 egg yolks & whites
- 1/3 cup sugar (and add a tablespoon’s worth if you want it a little sweeter)
- 1 pint whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 ounces bourbon whiskey
- 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
What to Do:
Get a mixing bowl and beat the egg yolks. Slowly add the sugar and mix until it’s completely dissolved. Then, stir in the milk, nutmeg, bourbon and cream. Mix until you get an even texture. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they become soft. Add in the extra tablespoon of sugar. Beat the new mixture until egg whites become stiff. Now, whisk this and pour into the first mixture. Chill and serve cold.