Friday, December 21, 2012

Rum Nog Cocktail

Rum Nog Cocktail

Eggnog is one of my favorite things ever and, when I was younger, I'd cheer when the first containers appeared in the stores around the holidays. But, for the last few years, the 350 calories per cup it contains seem to want to attach themselves to me. Sometimes a few of them latch on just from walking past the display in the store! Besides, even if I could somehow justify that amount of calories in a cup, I certainly can't justify the amount in the whole container...which I would absolutely inhale. So, the cartons of eggnog remain in the store and I just walk longingly past them when I go shopping. So sad...

Rum Nog Cocktail
A few weeks ago, however, I spotted eggnog ice cream made by a company that's usually a little on the lighter side. It had fewer calories than the actual drink and I just had to find out what it tasted like so into my cart it went. And, in fact, it tasted great and had lots of eggnog flavor. I'm sure inhaling the whole carton wouldn't be too good but for some reason I have more self control around ice cream than eggnog. In fact, the first thing that popped into my head was not eating it straight but using it in holiday cocktails. I'm sure eggnog itself could be substituted in the recipe but the ice cream gave it a thick, creamy consistency. The flavors of the holidays...with a kick. Cheers!

Per Serving:
1 1/2 oz. Rum
1/2 oz. Creme de Cacao
1/2 oz. Half and half (I used fat free)
2 oz. Eggnog ice cream
Pinch of nutmeg

Rum Nog Cocktail
Combine the rum, creme de cacao, half and half and ice cream in a cocktail shaker.  Fill with ice and shake well.  Pour into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with the nutmeg.





8 comments:

  1. So, I'll take two. Straight up. Extra nog.

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  2. These look so fun. I featured them on my Friday Five final holiday prep ideas over @ Feed Your Soul - http://chefpeterskitchen.blogspot.com/2012/12/friday-five-holiday-edition-2.html

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  3. I happened to have all the ingredients on hand, so I made two -- they're fantastic!

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  4. Oh, unfortunately I understand those how those calories stick... they are sticking a little easier than they used to aren't they?? My neighbor loves nog cocktails, but I have to admit that this is the first one that has turned my head. Loving the rum flavor you have going on!
    Happy Holidays to you Anita... thank you so much for your lovely comments on our blog, it's always a pleasure to see your name in my email box. I really appreciate all the support you give.

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  5. Now this is right up my alley....Love it!! Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday.

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  6. I, too, am a lover of the nog. I usually make it homemade every year, but ended up with way too many things on my plate this year, so no homemade eggnog. Boo! This looks wonderful. Happy holidays, Anita!

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  7. Yes, please...I need two or six of these. STAT!

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  8. Oh, this sound awesome!!! My name is Cindy and I blog over at Vegetarianmamma.com I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe and any others at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we'd love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! It doesn't mean that you have to be a gluten free bloggers. If you have some recipes on your blog that are gluten free that counts! :) Many recipes are naturally gluten free.
    Thanks, Cindy

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