In 1942, a Jewish man named Irving Berlin wrote the score for the movie “Holiday Inn,” featuring the song “White Christmas,” which would go on to become one of the world’s most famous Christmas songs.
In honor of one of America’s greatest composers and the common misconception that Chanukah is just “the Jewish Christmas,” this eggnog-inspired cocktail is certain to bring you some holiday cheer.
While eggnog traditionally calls for cream, using just an egg white keeps this drink pareve while making the drink thick and frothy. And just like real eggnog, this packs a punch.
- 1 ounce bourbon
- ½ ounce rum
- ¾ ounce brandy
- 1 egg white
- ¾ ounce honey syrup
- Fresh nutmeg or cinnamon
Add 2 ice cubes and the egg white only into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 2 minutes. Add more ice and the rest of the ingredients and shake once more. Strain and pour into a rocks glass with ice. Grate fresh nutmeg or cinnamon on top to garnish.
This recipe originally appeared in the Atlanta Jewish Times.