Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time for eggnog. You know, the creamy holiday drink that is the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter night? Why not forego that store-bought version and try homemade eggnog?
Eggnog is a drink that has been around for centuries. It was first made in England, where it was called “egg-flip.” The English settlers brought it to America, where they changed the name from egg-flip to eggnog.
There are many different ways to make this delicious beverage. The recipe below is a classic, traditional recipe for eggnog. It calls for cream and milk to make the drink extra creamy and smooth. You can also add alcohol to give it an extra kick.
Eggnog is great served hot or cold, depending on your tastes. It can be served as a dessert drink at parties or enjoyed by itself as an after-dinner drink.
For those of you who’d like to give homemade eggnog a try, this recipe is a terrific place to start. It’s very easy to prepare, and in addition to the steps illustrated here, you probably have many of its ingredients on hand. Then all that’s necessary is to pour and enjoy!
Homemade eggnog is a fun holiday treat with our easy eggnog recipe. None of the fillers of the store-bought stuff — just cream, sugar, eggs, and spices. Enjoy it spiked or without alcohol for a kid-friendly version.
8 egg yolks
1 C white sugar
1 1/2 C whole milk
1/2 c evaporated milk
1 c heavy cream
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 C bourbon or rum (optional)
In a large bowl, use a whisk or stand mixer to beat egg yolks and sugar until they become pale and fluffy.
Combine the milks, cream, spices, and vanilla in a heavy bottom pot. Stir well. Move to the stovetop and slowly heat on low heat for about 9 minutes. Until the milk mixture is hot but not boiling.
Add the milk mixture slowly to the egg mixture. Whisking as you go. Once the mixtures have been completely incorporated. Place on stove and heat on low. Stir constantly until the mixture reaches 160 degrees.
Pour in a freeze-safe pitcher and let cool for 2 hours.
Remove from the freezer and add your alcohol; shake or stir well. Serve immediately.
Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.
Omit alcohol for a kid-friendly version.
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If you don’t already know, Negroni sbagliato is a variation of the famous Negroni cocktail. The name translates to “negroni mistaken” and supposedly refers to one thing — cutting the bitters out of your life. I’m not really sure where that comes from; I just know that Emma Darcy loves them. They’re pretty fantastic, so I’ll also tip my hat to her choice of drink.
Anyway, sbagliato is just as easy to make as a negroni. You simply replace the gin with sparkling wine and call it a day. The result will be a bubbly drink that’s perfect for brunch or any other time you want to celebrate life.
Do you like a drink with a bitter, citrusy, herbal kick? Then this drink may be for you! It has the flavors of Campari liqueur, which contribute to its bitterness. The ingredients are simple: 3 ounces of crisp white wine (such as Prosecco), 1.5 ounces each of Campari, and sweet vermouth.
There’s no hard science behind Emma’s drink of choice, but there is a bit of history: the Negroni was created in Florence during the early 1900s when a group of Italian aristocrats got together to drink. One particularly spirited girl named Bianca Negri decided she wanted to join in on the fun, so she asked for a “Negroni,” which was then equal parts Gin and Campari made with soda water and orange bitters. An abridged version of this story appeared in The New York Times in 2015.
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We have finally opened our pool and I am trying to enjoy it every weekend. I decided to have a tasty cocktail on hand while floating in the pool. I ended up getting a floating tray, so everyone in the pool could have access to their cocktail at all times without leaving the pool.
Season Greetings. I hope you are in the final stretch of your Christmas shopping and decorating. This year it is very difficult to locate ornaments for my final two trees. I’m hoping this is a sign that everyone is enjoying the season by decorating. Traditions are very important to my family so today I decided to share my Holiday Milk Punch with you. I normally make this cocktail at least once during the holiday season. I love a creamy cocktail and this one checks all the boxes of richness and creaminess.
One of the key ingredients in classic milk punch is bourbon. I have grown quite fond of bourbon lately and I enjoy trying new varieties. Today’s cocktail features Jefferson’s Reserve bourbon.
As I stated early this cocktail has become a tradition of mine for the holidays and this is the first time I’ve made it in a single serving and I realized I should have been all along. It keeps the favorite profile and all the nutty and woody hints remain intact.
I hope this post brings you a little holiday cheer. If you decide to try the recipe please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Be Well-Omniley
Greetings! I hope this post finds you well! ‘Tis the season to be Jolly. Hopefully, by now you have your Christmas tree up, if not I’m not judging. In our home, we are on tree number three and I think it’s going to take all of us to decorate this one. I’m so grateful for my son he held a tree for me at work and was so adamant about me seeing it immediately. Once I laid eyes on it it was at that point I knew he knew my style to the tee. I was one proud momma. I was unique in its own special way and seems as if it would fit in the spot perfectly. Once they loaded it in the truck I started to think it wouldn’t fit through the door. I dare not tell him; thankful to God it fits perfect.
Typically we try to decorate the main tree together while watching a movie and drinking hot chocolate, but the cooler weather disappeared so today I’m going for Frozen Hot Chocolate. I know an oxymoron right…
While if you’ve ever watched Hallmark Christmas movies you would get it! Last week I tested a recipe out to see what all the talk was about and you can guess it was so delicious. So I’m happy to share my spin on frozen hot chocolate.
I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe, and as always thank you for following me on my journey. Where would I be without you… Please leave me a like, comment, or you can even share the recipe on Facebook or Pinterest. Happy Holidays-Omniley
1. Chopped to chocolate and place in microwave(reserve a small piece if you will be shaving for topping); check every 20 second increments. Once melted stir in sugar, then hot chocolate. Let cool for 1 minute, then add 1/2 cup of milk and mix well.
Place ice, remaining milk, bourbon(optional), and chocolate mixture in blender. Pulse 4-5 times until you have the consistency you like.
Serve immediately and top with topping of your choice.
What is a celebration without a signature punch? I was in the mood for a cocktail a few days ago and ended up coming up with a Spoo-tackular drink. If you know my husband and I…you know we love a good Old Fashioned. I added pumpkin butter to my traditional Old Fashioned recipe and I also substituted apple cider for the simple sugar and this ended up being the perfect spin for a traditional fall cocktail. This drink is perfect to serve at any gathering for the fall. It would be an exciting punch to make with kids for sure. Happy Drinking-Omniley
Can you believe that it’s almost July? My family and I were hoping to be planning a Fourth of July event, but the way things are going we are shooting for Thanksgiving now.
I stumbled upon the perfect coffee concoction and I’m sharing my take on it with you today. My love for coffee started in 2012 when I was sitting in the Baton Rouge Airport en route to Dallas on a 0615 flight. I could barely keep my eyes open and I stopped at PJs coffee and got a small regular coffee…I added the perfect amount of creamer and Splenda and fast forward to 2020 and I’m still perfecting my favorite cup. I went from two-three cups of regular coffee to now maybe one to two cups of decaf every day. If I don’t get my 1st cup I’m by 10 I usually just skip it. I always thought the coffee gave me energy and I have come to realize drinking coffee just makes me feel like I’m grown so decaf using does the trick for me.
I’m not much of a Starbucks person so when I saw the dalgona coffee storming the internet I had to put my Southern spin on it. I’m not sure what my NaNa would say about this one as she liked her coffee strong with a little sugar.
What is Dalgona coffee?
Only three main ingredients — instant coffee, sugar, and hot water — then combine them with a whisk or, better yet, a hand mixer, until the mixture gets thick and, well, fluffy. Pour it over cold or warm milk. Either way, you have a delicious, extra-creamy drink to enjoy.
Why is it called “Dalgona”?
Dalgona coffee gets its name from dalgona, a spongy South Korean coffee candy. Similar to honeycomb toffee candy, dalgona is basically made by melting sugar and stirring in a little bit of baking soda appearing very similar to the pockmarked texture of dalgona coffee foam against the side of a glass.
Because of the prep time I usually on get these once or twice a week, but they are so worth it. If you give it a try be sure to let me know please-Omniley?
Now more than ever is a great time to focus your health and well-being. I know it’s difficult at times to get in the daily water recommendation, so I decided to step my water game up and am doing so in style with infused water. I’m sharing with you my recent play on, Lemon & Strawberry Infused Water.
If you know me I have never been able to drink plain water, I’ve always had to add a little flavor to help me meet my daily intake goals. I try to drink half my body weight in ounces; for example, if you weight 120 pounds, that’s at least 60 ounces of water a day. Remember, before increasing your water intake, make sure you consult with your healthcare provider.
The rose bushes in our yard are in full bloom, and so are the strawberries in our gardens. I just love the smell of fresh roses and strawberries, So I’m making the most of them with this infused water.
Strawberries are a good source of natural antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes that provide protection against harmful free radicals and play an essential role in protecting human health. Lemons contain plant compounds called flavonoids. Many have antioxidant properties that appear to help protect your cells from damage. Please keep in mind there are no human studies to support these findings.
If you love rosewater, then you must try this! It’s so simple but so elegant and invigorating. I’m also using lemon slices in this water to get more flavor from the zest.
This Rose, Lemon, and Strawberry infused water is the perfect drink for outdoor parties, barbecues, chilling at the pool or if you are just in the mood for a refreshing and healthy drink.
3lemonsliced into wedges (or the juice from half a lemon)
2Tbsp of honey
2sprigs of rosemary
Slice lemons 1/4 in thick and slice strawberries in half.
Wash rose petals in strainer
Fill a jug with all the ingredients and stir well
Leave to infuse in the fridge for at least 4 for hours, preferably overnight.
You can serve it straight from the jug or you can strain it into glasses. I like to muddle a few strawberries in the glass before pouring the water in the glass and collect the petals and fruit pieces.