Holiday Drink Recipes

Christmas drink: eggnog with cinnamon and anise in red mug

Bring these favorites to your holiday gathering for a great hit! The peppermint brittle makes a great snack or after dinner dessert; and you’ll want to curl up in front of the fire with the eggnog. But, before you do that, be sure your Christmas shopping is finished – including that new car you are getting from SouthTowne Motors for your spouse.

Peppermint Brittle

  • 2 pounds of white chocolate
  • 30 small peppermint candy canes

Line a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with heavy-duty foil. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave – 5 to 6 minutes on medium or use the “melt” function, stirring every couple of minutes until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

Unwrap the candy canes and place them in a plastic zipper bag. Break them into chunks using a rolling pin or mallet. Stir the chunks into the white chocolate. Spread the mixture evenly in the pan and chill for about an hour or until it is set. Break the bark into pieces by slamming the pan on the counter.

Eggnog

  • 4 cups milk
  • 5 whole cloves
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 4 cups light cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Combine the milk, cloves, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and cinnamon in a saucepan. Heat on low for about 5 minutes, then slowly bring the mixture to a boil.

Meanwhile, combine the egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl. Slowly whisk until the mixture is fluffy. Whisk the hot milk into the egg mixture. Pour the mixture into the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Do not allow the mixture to boil. Strain the eggnog to remove the cloves and let it cool for an hour.

Stir in the cream, 2 teaspoons vanilla and the nutmeg. Refrigerate the mixture overnight. Serve with a cinnamon stick and a sprinkle of nutmeg for garnish.

Stop by SouthTowne Motors

If you haven’t had your vehicle serviced yet, be sure to call for an appointment. And, if you are planning on taking advantage of our year-end sales, time is running out, so come on over to SouthTowne Motors to test drive your next new vehicle.

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