This Yule Nog cocktail is a collaboration with seasoned Colorado mixologist by the name of Jack Bethel. We are thrilled to join forces with Jack for this festive cocktail using ORIGIN A2 Guernsey Eggnog. It will be sure to delight you and your guests this holiday season.
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. The unique richness of the A2 Guernsey milk envelopes your palate in flavor, and is a deceptive match to the robust spirits. When shaken, the A2 proteins create a rich head with a dense foam to add another layer to rest garnishes and aromatics on. Feel free to add charred pineapple slices, orange peel, or even a spritz of your favorite absinthe on top to make the cocktail your own.
2.0 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).
Yule Nog is a collaboration between Origin Milk and Jack Bethel. Jack Bethel’s custom cocktails have been served across the country at events including The James Beard House, Aspen Food & Wine, and with acknowledgments from Bon Appetit Magazine, 303 Magazine and earning Westword magazine’s 2016 Best Cocktail Program at The Squeaky Bean. He was previously the bar manager of The Squeaky Bean in Denver.
ORIGIN Eggnog Recipe:
We are thrilled to also share our Eggnog recipe so you can make yourself this holiday favorite with ORIGIN Whole Milk and Heavy Cream. We do not add any additives or stabilizers to our Eggnog – and neither do you!
24oz ORIGIN Whole Milk
5oz ORIGIN Heavy Cream
3 egg yolks (~54g)
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Vanilla
Combine all ingredients in a mixer or blender until homogenous and frothy – should make around a 31oz batch of Eggnog to enjoy. There are different methods for a lighter and foamy eggnog incorporating egg whites. We encourage you to experiment with multiple eggnog recipes to find the one you enjoy most!