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Egg Nog

This is a simple eggnog recipe. It has bourbon in it and then you add rum to taste when serving. This recipe contains raw eggs. The USDA cautions against eating raw or uncooked eggs.

4 eggs, separated
1/3 c sugar, plus 1 tbsp
2 c whole milk
1 c heavy cream
3.5 oz bourbon
1 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
Good quality dark rum (I use Mount Gay Barbados Rum)

Beat egg yolks until they change color. Slowly add 1/3 cup sugar until combined. Stir in milk, cream, bourbon and nutmeg. Whip egg whites to soft peaks, add 1 tbsp sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into egg mixture and chill. Pour 1.5 oz rum into chilled glasses and top with eggnog.

Add comment December 26th, 2007

Sleepy Hollow Cider

I found this recipe in the October 2005 issue of Sunset Magazine. The recipe is originally from the Luna Park restaurant in San Francisco. The idea is to let folks add their own amount of pumpkin- and vanilla-bean-infused vodka to hot spiced cider.

Continue Reading 1 comment November 28th, 2006

Yellow Tomato Gazpacho

This cold spanish-style soup makes for a great sunday lunch. Its reasonably quick to make and requires no cooking. It’s perfect for a warm summer afternoon. Fill up your Nalgene bottle and bring it to the beach as a virgin bloody mary. I used yellow heirloom tomatoes, but any tomatoes would work great.

Continue Reading Add comment July 15th, 2006

Caipirinha

This is one of Ellen’s favorite cocktails, which she first had when she was studying abroad in Bonn, Germany. She most frequently indulged in caipirinhas at the outdoor bier garten of Casa Del Gato amidst friends drinking sangria and eating Margherita pizzas. She likes their sweet but tart flavor with the texture of crushed limes mixed with brown sugar and crushed ice.

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 lime, cut in wedges
  • 1.5 oz Cachaca (Brazilian sugar cane rum)

Muddle lime with sugar in the glass. Fill with crushed ice. Add Cachaca and stir well.

Add comment June 11th, 2006

Graham’s Six Grapes

Graham's Six Grapes

This is one helluva port…

Continue Reading Add comment June 10th, 2006


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