I’m packing on the pounds already and it’s only December 3. The main culprit is a not quite egg nog that I’m making too much of. We’ve been tweaking a recipe originally written by Dale Degroff in one of his books. It’s very nice…and very rich.
Into a cocktail shaker loaded with ice combine:
2 oz brandy (Navan vanilla Cognac makes it incredible but I’m cheap)
4 oz whole milk (this is nog – no skim or 1% or 2% dammit)
1 oz simple syrup (1 part sugar to 1 part water melted together)
1 egg (I’m narrowing it down to liking the mediums)
4 healthy dashes of vanilla
cinnamon to taste (good amount)
Shake this hard. Then shake it harder. Then shake it some more. You’re beating that egg to death to create a light fluffy texture.
Strain into a glass with fresh ice. Sprinkle some nutmeg on top.
Put on silly, Christmas themed pajamas, turn the lights down, sit down and drink.
I promise it will immanentize the eschaton.