Eggnog is one of those things you either love or hate.  I  love it and my husband hates it which is kinda funny because I really don’t like nutmeg. Have you ever heard a chef say “just grate a little bit of nutmeg on a green vegetable to give it a unique flavor?” Ick! I think that flavor is awful!:) But I love nutmeg in sweet things and eggnog is the most classic of all nutmeg sweets.

During the holidays of course you can serve the typical eggnog drink, but why not kick it up a notch and make it an adult milkshake? This cocktail is super easy and delicious! You can serve it during appetizers, but it is filling so I recommend serving it with dessert or as the dessert.  You can make a pitcher of it and keep it in the freezer until ready to serve.
I use Bourbon, but you can use Brandy, Rum, Whiskey…. whatever you prefer, but I do suggest not using your best liquor since it is going to be blended up with ice cream and eggnog.  Save the good stuff to enjoy in a snifter around the fire later in the evening.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!!


Frozen Eggnog Cocktail

Makes 4 servings

2 cups eggnog
4 large scoops vanilla ice cream
8-10 ice cubes
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup Bourbon 
Ground nutmeg for garnish

In a blender combine all ingredients except nutmeg.  Blend until smooth.

Divide among glasses and garish with nutmeg.