This well-balanced cocktail uses Origin A2 eggnog, made from milk and cream on an organic, family farm. While Origin milk is “clean dairy,” meaning the milk is from Guernsey cows, which have never been genetically modified for production, those who want a completely dairy-free alternative can enjoy Trader Joe’s Almond Nog.
Colorado mixologist Jack Bethel created this custom cocktail as a festive treat.
“This recipe uses both rum and cognac to emphasize the baking spices and depth of the eggnog, as well as light tropical fruit notes. The result is a well-balanced cocktail that evokes a Colorado holiday with beach front memories,” he says.
2 oz Origin eggnog
.75 oz cognac
.75 oz pineapple rum
.5 oz overproof traditional dark rum
.5 oz simple syrup
2 dashes aromatic bitters
Combine ingredients and shake vigorously until chilled. Strain contents into a Nick & Nora or stemmed cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg and a charred cinnamon stick. Enjoy on a cold night or in charming company (preferably both).
Feel free to add charred pineapple slices, orange peel or even a spritz of your favorite absinthe on top.