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EatBeat: New Year’s Eve Drinks: Eggnog in a Glass Plus Cinnamilk Drink Recipes

December 31st, 2013 · No Comments

newyear-cardBFirst, a toast to the New Year! I wish all my readers a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year – with many to follow.

Enjoy these Cinnamilk Punch and Eggnog in a Glass recipes provided by Johnson and Wales North Miami instructor Chef Houghton. But please don’t drink and drive!

Cinnamilk Punch

  • 4 ounces half and half
  • 1.5 ounces Fireball Whiskey
  • 1.5 ounces Irish Creme
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon and sugar mix
  • Cinnamon stick
    Straw for serving

Combine half and half, Fireball, Irish Creme, sugar, and extract  in cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.

Pour into tall serving glass filled with ice. Add whipped cream on top.

Garnish with sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar mix and cinnamon stick. If desired, flame end of cinnamon stick for aroma. Serve with straw.

Makes 1 drink.

Holiday Eggnog in a Glass (serve hot or cold)

  • 1/2 cup hot coffee
  • 5 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup hot milk
  • 2 egg yolks or 3 tablespoons pasteurized egg yolk (from carton)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 2 ounces Meyers dark rum
  • 2 ounces brandy
  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon and sugar mix
  • Cinnamon stick

Combine brandy, rum, nutmeg, vanilla extract, sugar, and egg yolk in cocktail shaker.

Shake so that the egg is combined with other ingredients.

Slowly add milk and coffee and shake well again.

Pour into tall, heatproof glass.

Garnish with whipped cream, cinnamon and sugar, and cinnamon stick. Serve with straw.

Makes 1 drink.

NOTE: To serve cold, have milk and coffee cold; serve over glass of ice.

Still looking for places to go?

Some spots open for New Year’s – the pricier places require reservations and typically have a dress code:

Blue Front Bar-B-Q, 1132 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth. 561-827-6468; facebook.com/Bluefrontbbq

Open from 5 p.m. till the party stops. No cover or minimums. Ala carte barbecue. Reggae band at 6 p.m.; DJ from 9 p.m. till close. Champagne toast and party favors. $20 bottles of bubbly.

PGA National Resort, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-627-2000; pgaresort.com

Choose your party: the iBar has a dance party starting at 8:30 that runs to 1:30 – no cover. Drink specials and late-night eats. Free Champagne toast at midnight. Live band. NYE dinner is at Ironwood Steak and Seafood; ala carte, from 5-10 p.m. Reservations suggested. NYE Gala with cocktails, dinner and dancing in the PGA Ballroom. $120 for non PGA members. Black-tie dress optional; jackets required. (Call 561-23-2907 for reservations.)

Bogart’s, at Premier Level Cinemark Palace 20 Theater, 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton. 561-544-3044; BogartsofBoca.com

Half-priced drinks all night long in bar with purchase of entree – watch a movie after dinner to ring in new year. Entrees from $32 includes salads or soups. Reservations suggested.

First Night – Downtown Delray Beach, 4 p.m. till past midnight.

Family oriented. Free performances and activities all along Atlantic Avenue downtown. $15 if you haven’t bought tickets in advance.

Downtown at the Gardens, 9 p.m. to after midnight.

Free performances at the outdoor mall courtyard throughout the night. Food at variety of restaurants at the mall.

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