Friday, October 2, 2020

Holiday No-Egg Eggnog with Maddie Day



 Holiday No-Egg Eggnog


By Maddie Day

Thanks for having me back to Drinks with Reads! I’m celebrating the release of Candy Slain Murder, my eighth Country Store Murder, and I’ll give away a copy to one commenter.

Yes, you got it right – it’s a Christmas cozy mystery. Robbie Jordan has her country store all decorated for the holidays, and she and her assistants think up fun Christmas-colored specials to serve, like a spinach-red pepper egg bake. 

Robbie’s also fond of Four Roses bourbon. Funny, so is her author. Eggnog is a classic winter drink, and I happen to love it. But I know many shudder at the thought of raw eggs in a drink. I don’t, because I get my eggs at a trusted local small farm. Plus the sugar, cream, and alcohol offset the egginess.

So I came up with a no-egg eggnog to go with the book. As it’s currently September, not December, I don’t have a single candy cane in the house. Rest assured, if I did, one would be sticking out of that glass as a stir stick. I also realize I left the sugar and cream out of the photo. Oh, well. You know what those look like, right?

Holiday No-Egg Eggnog

Serves one

Stir two tablespoon sugar into eight ounces of cream, half and half, or whole milk (or a combination) until dissolved.
Add two ounces Four Roses bourbon or the bourbon of your choice, and one ounce peppermint schnapps.
Sprinkle with ground nutmeg.

Enjoy with your favorite new Christmas cozy mystery.

Readers: What’s your favorite holiday drink? Are you an eggnogger or not?

In Candy Slain Murder, Country Store owner Robbie Jordan’s life seems merry and as bright as the Christmas lights glistening around South Lick, Indiana – until a man claims to be the long-lost half-brother of Robbie’s assistant. A fire destroys the home of a controversial anesthesiologist, exposing skeletal remains in his attic. The twin of the long-dead woman is murdered. Unavoidably intrigued, all Robbie wants for Christmas is to stop her winter wonderland from becoming a real nightmare. 

Maddie Day pens the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. Agatha Award winning Edith Maxwell writes the historical Quaker Midwife Mysteries and short crime fiction. With twenty-three mysteries in print and more underway, Day/Maxwell lives with her beau and their energizer kitten north of Boston, where she writes, gardens, cooks, and wastes time on Facebook. She hopes you’ll find her on social media under both names, on WickedAuthors.com, and at her web site.

17 comments:

  1. My fav holiday drink is apple cider

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  2. Sounds interesting. My favorite holiday drink is peppermint hot chocolate.

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  3. Hot chocolate is always my go to

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  4. No eggnog for me. I like mint or caramel hot chocolate. I also like peppermint hot tea.

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  5. Although I am not an eggnog fan the recipe sounds interesting.
    My favorite holiday drink is hot chocolate with whipped cream
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Maryann

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  6. Not an egg nog drinker , bothers my gut. My hubby loves it a lot. I really like hot chocolate with a bit of whipped cream!
    cupcakesannie@yahoo.com

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  7. Nog is ok,but love a good ol cold beer.

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  8. I like eggnog but usually the non-alcoholic kind and I can't drink too much of it because its so rich. I do really like hot apple cider though!

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  9. I love egg nog! I've never tried any with alcohol though. My favorite drink is hot chocolate with crushed wintergreen mints, marshmallows, whipped cream, and sprinkles.

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    1. You are our lucky winner! Please send your snail mail address to me at edith@edithmaxwell.com.

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  10. I like eggnog but my favorite is hot chocolate!

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  11. My favorite holiday drink is eggnog. It's just not the holidays without it for me but I haven't tried it with alcohol. I think I'll have to try your festive recipe before Christmas. Thank you!!

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  12. Egg nogg..Blech! LOL. I like peppermint hot chocolate...or Amaretto hot chocolate.

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  13. Thanks, all! Aunt Sairy's Kitchen is our lucky winner. Aunt Sairy, please send your snail mail address to me at edith@edithmaxwell.com.

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  14. I love a variety of holiday drinks including eggnog! 😍 .. one of my favorites is my own blend of a lavender chai latte .. it’s subtlety spicy with a nice hint of lavender with foamy milk... comfort and deliciousness to cozy up with under a blankie with a good book on a cool winters night 🌙💜

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    1. Sorry it published without my name and I couldn’t delete so I had to re post 🙈

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  15. love a variety of holiday drinks including eggnog! �� .. one of my favorites is my own blend of a lavender chai latte .. it’s subtlety spicy with a nice hint of lavender with foamy milk... comfort and deliciousness to cozy up with under a blankie with a good book on a cool winters night ���� I

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