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