Designated Drinker: Egg Nog

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Don't your guests deserve better than boxed nog?

(Note: With the Holidays around the corner, I thought this would be the time to share our resident bar expert’s Egg Nog recipe.  I am surprised that more restaurants do not server this during the holiday.  It is a easy sell and does more to put people in the holiday spirit than that tired old Bing Crosby album.  You can find Paige’s cocktails and many other great entertaining ideas in every issue of Tastebud Magazine. )

Once again the time of warm fires, white snows, pungent pines, and cherished memories enters our calendars. As we bring in the holidays our favorite traditions are upon us and we, whether knowingly or unknowingly, journey through the American holiday season.

December is quite the month; hosting Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, and New Year’s Eve it is jam packed full of elated emotions. With all of the holidays, it is as if we ignore the overall season. Yet, some seasonal beverage traditions shine through, beverage traditions such as eggnog.

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Introducing: The Designated Drinker

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One of the biggest mysteries for newer servers is the world of cocktails.  Most of us started out with a base knowledge of what jungle juice, Milwaukee’s Best, and Boone’s Farm taste like.  The upper end cocktails and liquors however remain a mystery.  For liquor questions I usually refer people to Teleburst’s blog.  I wanted to offer some spin on the topic here that covers some of the new and exciting creations as well as the classics.  I wanted also to provide inspiration to bartenders and exciting new post shift drink ideas as well.

The problem with this idea is that in October will mark five years since I last had a drink.  While I consider myself relatively book smart on booze, I have no first hand knowledge of some of the rising trends in cocktails.  Fortunately, a friend with a true passion for such things has offered to help.  She has been writing the articles for a while and has a style that I think you will enjoy.  I first introduced the vivacious Ms Paige with her recipes for cherry limeades.  Now she has agreed to help me balance out this blog in spite of my burdensome sobriety as “The Designated Drinker.”

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