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December 17, 2012

The Toast: What’s the Best Spirit for Spiked Egg Nog?

By David Draper

Okay, so I know it’s been egg nog season for at least a month—or that’s at least how long it’s been on the grocery store shelves. I’m just now getting in the mood for the creamy stuff, however, as I like to hold on to my standard autumn drink—hot apple cider and rye whiskey—as long as possible. It’s just a week until Christmas, so I suppose I can no longer hold out to the power of heavy cream, eggs, and nutmeg, not to mention a small measure of liquid cheer. But what cheer to add?
When spiking egg nog, I used to be a straight brandy man, and then I graduated to spiced rum, which seems a better fit. This year, I’m leaning toward a bottle of new Canadian whiskey I found down at the Kwik-E-Mart when I was searching for some Wild Turkey Rye. They didn’t have that, but they did have this Spice Box Whisky, which I nabbed and have been nipping on for a couple of weeks. The bottle says the brown liquor inside has been cold infused with vanilla and a blend of spices. The nose is a little hot, but the flavor seems to have some nutmeg to it, which sounds like the perfect match for eggnog. Once I pick up a fresh bottle, I’ll give it a try and report back.

How about you? What do you spike your eggnog with?

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from bigd7400 wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

Im usually a Crown Royal and 'nog man, but Beam Black Label does in a pinch. No spiced booze for me because I enjoy the differing tastes of the eggnog and whiskey so adding in another spice just confuses my palate.

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from bruisedsausage wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

I like my Jager-nog. But I'm also partial to Crown Royal. Or if you want to add just a little kick, throw in a couple caps worth of the jager to your crown and nog.

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from fisherking1999 wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

I've done it in the past with southern comfort (100 proof of course). Was at a christmas party the other day and they were using bacardi select...not bad!

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from Nixstyx wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

You'll probably think I'm crazy, but I love mixing egg nog with peppermint schnapps. Think egg nog candy cane.

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from Brian W. Thair wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

Even at Dad's last Christmas, there was always a snort of "moose milk:" Rye & eggnog + nutmeg on top. You stand in the kitchen, one hand on the counter, toast everyone's good health then have a serious slurp. I'm still ready, 20 years later.

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from bigjake wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

Sailor Jerry 90proof spiced rum

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from jwill wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

Meyers's Rum, Original Dark, of course.

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from RandyMI wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

My wife is saying Amaretto....

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from Redford wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

Landy Cognac for the ladies, Crown Royal for me!

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from Stuart O'Quin wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

An ounce or two of any dark rum, possibly spiced, with the addition of a few cap-fulls of whiskey. Right now I'm doing Gosling's and Seagram's. Often I venture for Kraken and Irish Mist.

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from bigd7400 wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

Im usually a Crown Royal and 'nog man, but Beam Black Label does in a pinch. No spiced booze for me because I enjoy the differing tastes of the eggnog and whiskey so adding in another spice just confuses my palate.

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from bruisedsausage wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

I like my Jager-nog. But I'm also partial to Crown Royal. Or if you want to add just a little kick, throw in a couple caps worth of the jager to your crown and nog.

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from fisherking1999 wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

I've done it in the past with southern comfort (100 proof of course). Was at a christmas party the other day and they were using bacardi select...not bad!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Nixstyx wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

You'll probably think I'm crazy, but I love mixing egg nog with peppermint schnapps. Think egg nog candy cane.

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from Brian W. Thair wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

Even at Dad's last Christmas, there was always a snort of "moose milk:" Rye & eggnog + nutmeg on top. You stand in the kitchen, one hand on the counter, toast everyone's good health then have a serious slurp. I'm still ready, 20 years later.

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from bigjake wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

Sailor Jerry 90proof spiced rum

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from jwill wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

Meyers's Rum, Original Dark, of course.

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from RandyMI wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

My wife is saying Amaretto....

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from Redford wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

Landy Cognac for the ladies, Crown Royal for me!

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from Stuart O'Quin wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

An ounce or two of any dark rum, possibly spiced, with the addition of a few cap-fulls of whiskey. Right now I'm doing Gosling's and Seagram's. Often I venture for Kraken and Irish Mist.

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