The original recipe that is given to guests upon request at City Hall on Main Street in Disneyland! *Update*: You can find non-alcoholic creme de menthe syrup at this website: www.davincigourmet.com. Thank you, Mr. Adams for that information.
Please leave your calorie counters at home!
Eggnog should be chilled at least 4 hours before serving and served within 24 hours.
To keep the eggnog cold, place a pint of vanilla ice cream in the punch bowl. It will slowly melt, and its flavor will complement the eggnog.
Amaretto Eggnog: Delete the bourbon. substitute 1 cup amaretto for the brandy. decrease the superfine sugar to 1 cup. if desired, add 1/4 tsp almond extract. When serving, substitute toasted almond ice cream for the vanilla ice cream
Finally got to try this...it was deeelish, but then again, I've never had "real" eggnog. Mom always makes boiled custard for Christmas and I could literally bathe in that stuff. I love that custard stuff so much I request it year-round. Occasionally, I get some. This is great and I hope other diabetics will give it a try.
This wintery drink is reminiscent of a milk punch, and inspired by the classic Rusty Nail. It won a recent contest sponsored by Drambuie; it was invented by Ashley Schirmer of Ulysses Folk House in New York. The original recipe uses Fee's Old Fashioned bitters, which has cinnamon notes; if you can't find it, use Angostura bitters and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Adapted from The Kitch'n http://bit.ly/gIe1Ql
A version of this recipe was recently in the New York Times. I've been making it this way for years and it's so much better than the recipes which start with hot brewed coffee. I usually start this at night to have fresh iced coffee the next day.
Adapted from a recipe in A J Rathbun's _Dark Spirits_, as reprinted by Braiden Rex-Johnson at Al Dente http://bit.ly/838o5s This is essentially a mulled wine. For the simple syrup, mix equal parts (by volume) sugar and water; heat until the sugar dissolves. It will keep in the refrigerator... well, forever.