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A Very Stylish Holiday: Hollywood Regency Drop Front Dry Bar & Post Modern Twist on Classic Eggnog!
An American 1950's Drop-Front Bar for Stylish Holidays Entertaining with MidCentury Flair:
Sleek And Mod Mid-century Mahogany Drop-front Bar To Complete That Cool Mid-century Decor, 1950's. This fine quality dry bar with hinged drop-front opening to reveal a lighted and mirrored interior fitted with caddies for glassware (original glassware included, only one glass missing); above sliding glass doors with a hinged door on the left for additional barware and bottles; all raised on a ebonized base; excellent vintage condition height: 39" width: 38" depth: 16 1/2"
And now, a Post-Modern take on THE Holiday Classic: Eggnog:
Yield: 4 To 6 Cocktails
Course Sparkly Sugar
2 C. Eggnog, Very Cold
1/2 C. Brandy, Chilled
1/2 C. Almond Flavored Liqueur, Chilled (i Used Amaretto Di Saronno®)
3 Large Scoops Frozen Vanilla Ice Cream
1 Tsp. Ground Nutmeg
ground Cinnamon, For Garnish
Rim martini glasses with sugar crystals. A quick and easy way is to dip a clean finger into a cup of water, shake off the excess, and run your fingertip around the rim. Then immediately dip the rim in a small plate of sugar.
In a blender, combine eggnog, brandy, almond liqueur, ice cream, and nutmeg until smooth. I highly recommend that you place the brandy and almond liqueur in the refrigerator to chill the day before making these cocktails (or place in freezer for an hour or two). This will ensure a very nicely chilled drink. If you like your drinks even colder, and like some ice bits, blitz some chopped ice along with all the ingredients. Placing your glasses in the refrigerator or freezer a couple hours before serving also gives these drinks a frosty edge.
Pour into sugar rimmed glasses. Garnish with a sprinkling of cinnamon and serve immediately.
To make this recipe a few hours ahead of time, simply blend the cocktail ingredients together and then place the blender carafe in the refrigerator.Give it a good stir to incorporate all the ingredients before pouring it into sugar rimmed glasses and garnishing with cinnamon.
Adapted from the original recipe of Sandra Lee's "UNICEF Snowflake Cocktail" from Semi-Homemade Cooking 2.
sources: "Angela's Eggnog Cocktail" https://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/angelas-eggnog-cocktail-recipe/
Veranda Magazine "Holiday Cocktails" http://www.veranda.com/food-recipes/g1610/holiday-cocktails/?slide=1