Have ya’ll heard about Drizly? If not, sit back and let me fill you in on this genius company… It’s an alcohol delivery service serving around 32 markets across the US and Canada. Here’s how it works; Drizly has partnered with liquor stores in certain areas around the country where you can have an order delivered to your door. You simply grab your smartphone (if it’s not already in your hand), put in your zip code to view what’s available in your area and then place your order to have it delivered where you want it, when you want it. Think of it like a pizza delivery guy, but instead of pizza, he’s bringing you the bottle of bubbly you just ordered instead. Yeah… Let that sink in for a minute. Told you it was genius.
When Drizly reached out a few weeks ago and asked if I would like to partner with them and do a cocktail for the holidays, I immediately answered YES! The concept behind this company is super cool and well, here at CGC, we don’t miss out on opportunities to make and taste test cocktails, so this was a win win situation.
I did some digging around on their sight and noticed a great selection of bourbon. I don’t usually go straight to liquor when I drink. I seem to be a beer and wine gal, but I do love me some bourbon. Since I knew I wanted to make something with bourbon and something holiday-ish, a thought went to eggnog. My aunt makes this amazing homemade eggnog every Christmas that we drink after dinner with dessert on Christmas eve. She pours it in these lovely little glasses that are all mismatched and wonderful. They aren’t much bigger than a thimble, so the pitcher of eggnog gets passed around about 10 times for people to refill their glasses. It’s heavenly.
This eggnog is a little different from my aunt’s because it has bourbon in it AND it incorporates the Orange Cardamom Tea Cookies by crushing them up and rimming the glasses for an added little something. Sprinkle the top of the eggnog with a little ground cardamom and this is a killer dessert cocktail.
Let’s talk a little more about the eggnog. This eggnog is not cooked. Yes, it’s a raw egg drink, but before you exit off this page (or gag) after reading that, hear me out. I wouldn’t normally consume a raw egg but we’re dousing it in bourbon, so it’s basically being cooked. If this still makes you nervous, I’ll provide a quick way to cook the eggs so you feel better.
You’re going to end up with a load of eggnog, so bottle it up to give as gifts or serve it in a big punch bowl at your upcoming Christmas party. It’s sure to be a hit.
Thanks Drizly! This post was a blast!
Bourbon Eggnog with DrizlySERVES serves 8-10 PrintDownload
- 12 egg yolks
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 3 cups of whole milk
- 2 cups of heavy cream
- 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cups bourbon
- 1 teaspoon of good vanilla extract
- 1 tin of Carolina Girl Cooks Orange Cardamom Tea Cookies
- ground cardamom for garnish
- Separate the eggs and place the yolks in a bowl. Reserve the whites for another use.
- Add the sugar to the eggs and whip together until combined and frothy.
- If you want to cook the eggs: bring a pot of about 2 inches of water to a boil. While the water is boiling, place the eggs and sugar in a glass bowl and beat until the sugar is dissolved. Once the water is boiling, reduce the temperature and place the bowl over the saucepan (being careful not to let it touch the water). Beat the mixture on a medium speed until it's thick and frothy, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool completely before adding the rest of the ingredients.
- Add the vanilla, bourbon, milk and cream to the egg and sugar mixture. Whisk until it's all combined. Keep it chilled until you're ready to drink it.
- Before serving: Crush up a handful of Orange Cardamon Tea Cookies. Place them in a shallow dish.
- Dip the serving glasses in some of the bourbon or eggnog and then dip them in the cookie crumbs to coat the rim of the glass.
- Pour the eggnog in the glass and sprinkle with a little ground cardamom and serve.