Thirsty Thursday - Hot Cider Nog

Burrrr, it's beginning to feel a lot like winter! Not to worry, we have the purrrfect cocktail to keep you and your special someone warm inside. Southern Living's Hot Cider Nog

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups half & half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon groung nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup of bourbon
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • Garnish: cinnamon sticks

Directions:

Whisk together first 8 ingredients in heavy sauce pan; cook over medium-low heat, whisking occasionally, until mixture thickens and coats a spoon (about 15 minutes). Stir in bourbon, if desired. Top each serving with whipped cream. Garnish if desired.

Photo and Recipe Source: SouthernLiving October 1998, SouthernLiving.com