Before I leave you all for the Thanksgiving weekend, I wanted to add one more holiday cocktail. Funny enough, I don’t drink a lot of cocktails. So I am not sure where my inner bartender has been coming from lately.
I was at Target last week and came across Silk Almond Nog. I have always liked egg nog, but not so thrilled about what it has in it. However, I love almond milk. And at 45 calories a cup, this stuff went right into my grocery cart (I have serious issues at Target).
Rock isn’t a huge fan of nog but I encouraged him to give this a try because the flavor is much more subtle than traditional egg nog and also has that great nutty flavor that comes with almond milk. He agreed that this stuff was a definite winner.
My mom and I started thinking of fun ways to add this to the holiday menu and she suggested adding some brandy. My dad’s side of the family likes to sip on brandy in crystal snifters. I don’t see them doing it much anymore but when special occasions come around, it seems to reappear. Rock also thought substituting the brandy for whiskey would make a nice holiday drink as well.
1/2 cup almond nog
1-2 ounces of brandy or whiskey
Nutmeg or Cinnamon
Rim the edge of your cocktail glass with a nutmeg and sugar or cinnamon and sugar mix. I went with nutmeg. Pour in the nog and brandy. Sip and enjoy!
I also love this recipe because I have all sorts of fun vintage cocktail glasses that never get used. This is a great excuse to start pulling out those fun glasses.
Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. Happy running to anyone doing a Turkey Trot!