An eggnog mixture of old, always enjoyed on January First!
A note here is the selection of the rum; there are many favourites, but I would advocate for Lemon Hart Dark, as being the best "mixing" rum to go with the eggnog. (yes you can do this with white tum, Rye, or even Scotch and Brandy, but I wouldn't thank you for the last two!)
The drink of choice of too many New Years Day Levees!
As the leaves change to glorious rust and pumpkin and ruby reds in regions blessed with a "true autumn", the desire for something spicy to drink while watching the theatre of the changing leaves is definitely on order. This drink makes the grade, and then some.
I've had this recipe for at least 8 years. It has always intriqued me but I never got around to trying it. Attended a meeting where we were supposed to share homemade gift ideas and decided to take this as one of mine. I'm so glad I did!! I loved it! It smells wonderful brewing and it made a lightly spiced coffee that was just so comforting. Make sure to use the blender to mix it to help keep it from clumping in the coffee pot and not letting the water run through properly.
Response to reviewer's question about using dried orange zest: I suspect it would make the coffee bitter. I have only used fresh & have never received any complaints about bitterness even from people who take theirs black.