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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Cherry Limeade Recipe

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A brief break between shifts on a double today.  I have worked exceptionally little over the last two weeks.  This of course meant that it was too hot for anyone to sit on the patio this afternoon for my patio shift.  A piece of Sockeye Salmon over a mushroom risotto with a white wine sauce topped with marinated diced tomatoes made it worth my while.  This reminds me that I need to write up my post on rule six.  Expect rules five and six in the coming days.

The other task I accomplished is sitting down with Kansas City’s most vivacious mixologist and cocktail critic to create a simple cherry limeade recipe.  I have written about my cherry limeade line and why it is such powerful tool to read your tables.  I have also discussed the number of search engine hits I get looking for a cherry limeade recipe.  Today, I decided to finally reveal the recipe to the drink that still officially appears on my restaurants menu as “The Hayden.”

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