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Maple bourbon bacon eggnog

It’s an unlikely combo: maple and bacon whirled into a classic eggnog. Trust us, though. Our maple Bourbon bacon eggnog is a salty/sweet delight.

Maple bourbon bacon eggnog

The recipe combines the velvety, melted-ice-cream consistency of the nog you know and love with the sweet flavor of maple syrup and just a strip of smoky bacon. A splash of Bourbon adds a little kick to our non-traditional take on the traditional drink.

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And speaking of tradition: Eggnog has a long, far-reaching history. Monks are said to have concocted it in the Middle Ages from ale, eggs, milk and honey as a creamy, filling drink. It was called a posset back then; later, the wooden mugs in which they served it — known as noggins — are thought to have given it its current name.

maple bacon bourbon eggnog

Nog’s popularity spread throughout Europe and, later, to the American colonies. Eventually, imbibers replaced the ale with rum, whiskey, brandy or liqueur. Today, the creamy drink is beloved around the world — in Germany as eierlikör and in Puerto Rico as coquito.

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Our maple Bourbon bacon eggnog might just become a special new family tradition. It’s indisputable proof that bacon makes everything better.

Maple bacon eggnog

Maple Bourbon bacon eggnog

Yield 1

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces store-bought, non-alcoholic eggnog
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce maple syrup
  • 1 bacon strip
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Stir maple syrup and bourbon together.
  2. Add chilled eggnog.
  3. Garnish with bacon strip and a pinch of nutmeg.

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