Hey y’all! I’m sure you’ve all had eggnog before. It’s sweet, creamy, and delicious. Made mostly with brown spirits such as brandy, rum, or whiskey. It’s great for the holidays!
Well, this next drink was inspired by that festive British cocktail. Only this drink doesn’t contain any egg or dairy. It’s made with butternut squash and coconut milk to get that creamy consistency and yellow, orange color.
First, I baked the butternut squash, then scraped out the flesh. Next, I blended it with coconut milk, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of turmeric powder. I put the puree in a container and set it aside. Afterwards, I made a cinnamon & clove syrup.
Instead of using any ol’ brown spirit, I instead chose an antique gin from @waterloogin . It’s a gin that was aged in American oak barrels for 2 years. It tastes like bourbon and gin had a baby! It was perfect for my drink!
This cocktail is reminiscent of eggnog, but very different! It’s so good that you don’t want to share it! Enjoy!
- 2oz antique gin @waterloogin
- 1oz cinnamon & clove syrup (more or less to taste)
- 2 barspoons butternut squash puree
- Garnished with cinnamon powder and stick