This Year's Trending Holiday Cocktails

This Year's Trending Holiday Cocktails

By Natalie Migliarini, Foodable Contributor

Themed cocktails are all the rage especially holiday cocktails. Bar programs aren’t just offering the typical winter favorites like hot toddy’s, eggnog, and Irish coffees. These favorites have been upgraded using elevated garnishes, ingredients, and unique glasses.  

Seattle

Sun Liquor Lounge in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle offers aged eggnog. This special holiday treat is available by the glass only on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The recipe was shared in 2012 with the Seattle Times by barman Erik Chapman and allows anyone to prepare the specialty.  

Sun Liquor Aged Eggnog  (Makes 3 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 3 pasteurized eggs
  • 1/8 and 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1.5 ounces brandy or cognac
  • 1.5 ounces bourbon
  • 1.5 ounces molasses rum
  • 8 ounces whole milk
  • 8 ounces heavy cream
  • Nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Separate egg whites from yolks and place them in separate bowls. Beat the yolks with an electric mixer until pale yellow.
  2. Slowly add the 1/8 cup sugar. Mix for 30 seconds, then slowly add brandy, bourbon, rum and milk.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add a tablespoon of sugar and mix for 20 seconds.
  4. Add the egg white mixture to the yolk mixture.
  5. In separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form and add it to the egg mixture.
  6. Spoon contents together loosely and store in glass container in the back of the refrigerator, making sure it’s 45 degrees or colder.
  7. Don’t open or mix the jar. Let it sit for at least a week. Sun Liquor suggests aging closer to a month.
  8. When ready to serve, mix the eggnog with hand mixer and serve in chilled coupe. Top with a pinch of fresh ground nutmeg.
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