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Maple Nog
Zane Holmquists' Maple Nog + Warm Cider Glogg + Reindeer Tracks Hot Chocolate
Nathan Congleton / TODAY
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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.


    • 14 eggs
    • 1½ cup sugar
    • Pinch of salt
    • 2 pints half and half
    • 1 pint whole milk
    • 1 pint heavy cream
    • 1½ 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


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.

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