“Sixth Day of Holiday Cocktails”

“On the sixth day of Holiday Cocktails, my true love made for me…

…six cups of gingersnap eggnog!”

‘Oh, snap’ is the right exclamation to describe our sixth holiday cocktail on the journey of 12 fancy beverages as listed on my painted kitchen towel!  We sampled a marvelous recipe found on the delish.com website for gingersnap eggnog, which made a perfect aperitif before our Christmas Day dinner of prime rib this year.  The busy day kept me from posting our recipe findings until today, Boxing Day (for all my Canadian friends).

I must note that we did not follow the recipe exactly, based upon a recommendation from Vyctor, owner of my local go-to beverage store called Mega Liquor Warehouse.  Rather than using Ginger Brandy, we opted for Dekuyper’s Ginger Liqueur.  I’m looking for other uses for this liqueur, as it was very tasty and partnered well with the spiced rum. Here’s our final ingredients list:

  • 3/4 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • 1/2 oz Ginger Liqueur
  • 4 oz Eggnog

Of course, the garnish for this drink is a gingersnap cookie that simply must be dipped and nibbled for another pleasant serving of ginger.  The rum and liqueur provided the right amount of thinning to the texture of the eggnog, for my lead taster (mother-dear) that doesn’t care so much for a thick liquid as a beverage.

I will be showcasing this recipe next December when I host my traditional Christmas Pajama Bunco, where I feature breakfast dishes (since we’re all wearing PJs, of course).  I recommend this recipe for a holiday brunch or as a night-cap when waiting for Santa!

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