Eggnog has to be my favourite holiday indulgence! This is the ultimate after dinner chai infused cocktail...or dessert!
Yield: 1 Cocktail
Mis en Place
Chai Simple Syrup
10 Green Cardamom Pods
1/2 Tsp Black Peppercorns
2 Tbsp Fresh Ginger (Peeled and Chopped)
2 Cinnamon Sticks
1/2 Tsp Whole Cloves
1/2 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Cup Water
6 Oz Eggnog
2 Oz Bourbon or Whiskey
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Lightly crush cardamom and black pepper.
Combine with all spices except for the ginger and ground nutmeg on baking sheet.
Toast for 5 minutes or until aromatic.
Combine the toasted spices, ginger and nutmeg in a small saucepan with sugar and water.
Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5-10 minutes. The longer, the spicier!
Strain syrup and chill until ready to use.
In a cocktail shaker, combine 6 oz of eggnog, 1.5 oz of chai simple syrup and bourbon with ice.
Shake well and strain into glass of your choice.
Garnish with cinnamon and nutmeg.