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Maple Nog

PREP TIME
20 mins
SERVINGS
6
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Zane Holmquists' Maple Nog + Warm Cider Glogg + Reindeer Tracks Hot Chocolate
Zane Holmquists' Maple Nog + Warm Cider Glogg + Reindeer Tracks Hot ChocolateNathan Congleton / TODAY
PREP TIME
20 mins
SERVINGS
6
RATE THIS RECIPE
(1)

Ingredients

  • 14 eggs
  • cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 pints half and half
  • 1 pint whole milk
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • cups real maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1 cup High West Rye or your favorite bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoon grated nutmeg (reserve 1 teaspoon for garnish)
  • 6 sticks cinnamon for garnish
  • Chef notes

    The sweet rich flavor of the maple reminds me of Christmas morning. The rye adds a bit of holiday cheer.

    Technique tip: Make sure the egg yolks, sugar, molasses, and maple syrup mixture is well beaten and smooth.

    Swap option: For a nonalcoholic version, eliminate the vodka and rye. Add 2 cups milk and an additional 1/2 cup maple syrup.

    Preparation

    1.

    Separate eggs. Beat yolk, sugar, salt, ginger, maple syrup, molasses and nutmeg until mixture is starting to pull away from the bowl and form a ribbon.

    2.

    Mix the vodka and rye with the milk and half & half, then slowly add this mix to the egg mixture.

    3.

    Refrigerate overnight.

    4.

    Serve at room temperature, garnishing each glass with a cinnamon stick and grated nutmeg.