Candy Cane Vanilla Eggnog

by James Stevenson

I initially created this cocktail for Christmas as you may have noticed but I decided it is still delicious to imbibe all year round. Another seasonal cocktail I love enjoying on cold evenings is a Mexican Hot Chocolate version of this treat and today I am kicking it up a notch with some candy canes and vanilla beans. I love adding some additional flavor to the eggnog because it elevates the flavor and adds a festive twist. This drink could also be served as a eggnog punch to serve at a party. Cheers!

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 ounces of spiced rum
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla bean paste
  • ½ cup of ice
  • 1 tablespoon of candy cane simple syrup (*recipe below)

Garnish: Whip cream and crushed candy canes

Instructions:

  1. In a large glass add rum, vanilla bean paste and candy cane simple syrup.
  2. Stir mixture until all ingredients are combined
  3. Add ice to serving glass
  4. Pour mixture into serving glass

*Recipe: Candy Cane simple syrup Ingredients 1 cup of water 1 cup of sugar 1 candy cane crushed Instructions: In a saucepan combine sugar, water, and candy cane. Let it boil for until sugar dissolves Strain mixture and let it cool Extra syrup may be stored in a glass container for up to a week.

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