What is Your Favorite Christmas Drink Recipe for the Christmas/Hanukkah Holidays?",
Our favorite drink is Gingerbread Eggnog.
1 c. heavy cream 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, sliced
2 tsp. pure vanilla extracts
8 whole cloves, crushed
6 allspice berries, crushed
2 cinnamon sticks, broken
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg plus more for serving
4 c. whole milk
divided 8 large eggs, separated
3/4 c. granulated sugar
Pinch kosher salt
3/4 c. to 1 c. dark rum, cognac, bourbon, or a combination
Combine heavy cream, ginger, vanilla, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 2 cups milk in a medium saucepan.
Cook over medium heat until tiny bubbles begin to appear around the edge of the pot (do not let boil), 2 to 3 minutes
Remove from heat and let steep 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, beat egg yolks with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined.
Gradually beat in sugar and salt. Increase mixer speed to high and beat until thick and very pale in color, 2 to 3 minutes.
Strain spiced cream mixture, discarding spices; return to pot.
Slowly whisk 1 cup warm cream mixture into the yolk-sugar mixture on low speed; return to pot with cream mixture.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula until mixture reaches 170øF and coats the spatula, 12 to 15 minutes.
Place the pot over a large bowl filled with ice water and let cool, stirring occasionally, until chilled, 20 to 30 minutes.
Stir in rum, cognac, or bourbon and remaining 2 cups milk.
Then serve with Christmas glasses that are hand-painted in great designs like Clearly Susan's unique designs of Mr. Turtle, gingerbread men, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, Snowmen, Reindeer, and Mr. Christmas Redbird. But it's what that goes in the glasses that make it such a treat. We have a great Christmas idea. Have a beautiful custom Christmas glass painted for that special someone on your Christmas list and then have a great Christmas drink recipe included with your order. Your custom Christmas glass will come gift-wrapped inside a white box.