Tequila eggnog is a thing. Here’s why you should try it


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Tequila’s a party beverage. Once those shots start coming around with their salt and lime accoutrements, you know your celebration level is about to jump a level or two (or plummet abruptly).

So maybe it makes sense that cocktail expert Jeffrey Morgenthaler happened across the idea of using tequila in his eggnog, instead of the usual suspects like whiskey, rum or brandy.

Morgenthaler told Lifehacker that he stumbled on tequila while trying to jazz up his eggnog recipe for the jaded palates of his Portland, Oregon, clientele.

“My original plan was to do a weekly eggnog with all these different flavor combinations,” he said. “The first one I did was a tequila/sherry one and it was so overwhelmingly popular I never proceeded with any of the others.”

Morgenthaler’s recipe, designed to serve a crowd, follows the standard model: eggs, whole milk, heavy cream, sugar and a sprinkle of fresh nutmeg on top. The party-starter is a full 12 ounces of añejo tequila and 15 ounces — almost two cups — of Amontillado sherry.


According to the Lifehacker writer who interviewed Morgenthaler, this eggnog is so good it got her to enjoy eggnog for the first time. Click here to get the full recipe and prepare for a fiesta.

Another way to liven up your nog this year? Martha Stewart’s take on the venerable chocolate-and-churros combo.

Stewart’s Spiced Chocolate Eggnog adds bittersweet and milk chocolate to the merry mix, plus a goodly amount of cinnamon and a kicky cayenne pepper garnish. She suggests brandy to booze up the drink, if needed.

If you’ve got the time and the will to add fresh-baked churros on the side, you’ll have a fabulously festive treat for your guests. The chocolate eggnog is lighter and fluffier than the rich hot chocolate that’s usually served with churros — oh, what fun! Click here for the full recipe.

Feliz Navidad, everybody!

This article originally appeared on Simplemost and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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There are tons of delicious dishes to enjoy this time of year, but we all know the real star of any holiday meal is dessert. For many of us, this means homemade pies — and lots of them. From the classics (like pumpkin pie) to crazy combinations (like prosecco pie), any flavor of pie goes.

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Your favorite pie flavors also make excellent inspirations for cocktails. Imagine it: Festive spiked flavors swirling together in a glass and no knives or forks needed. Liquid “spirited” pies, like this irresistible pecan pie martini recipe from Delish, are ready for sipping.

Check out some more pie-flavored delights you can mix up this holiday season.


Unlike the pie that inspired this sweet beverage, The Blond Cook’s martini is super-simple and requires no baking. What makes it extra-special is the rim of brown sugar and crushed pecans. It’s creamy and comes with quite the kick.

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We Are Not Martha whipped up this delectable pumpkin pie martini. It’s the perfect time of year to try it yourself since you’re likely to have all the ingredients in your kitchen already. The basics you’ll need are pumpkin puree, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice.

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This concoction from the Spruce Eats captures the essence of apple pie in a glass. It combines classic flavors of vanilla, apple and cinnamon in a scrumptious — and strong — cocktail.

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Midnight Mixologist’s sippable treat contains vanilla vodka, praline pecan liqueur and flavored syrups. For a finishing touch, a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup take it over the top.


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