Well, it’s finally Friday…which doesn’t mean all it used to before having a kid and morning chores that don’t change, regardless of the day. However, Fridays must still mean something, and they do, so we’re mixing it up with a few cocktails that are uhmazing! The nature of caramel pairs well with anything milky or apple cider-ish. Here are some fun options, let us know what you think!
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1 ounce kahlua
1 ounce coffee
1/2 ounce Cream
1 tsp Caramel Sauce
Combine vodka, kahlua, coffee and ice in a cocktail shaker and get to shaking. Then combine milk and caramel sauce and stir. Pour Vodka mixture over ice. add cream mixture and top with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.
Apple Cider Moscow Mule
3oz apple cider
1 tsp caramel sauce
crisp apple slices and/or cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)
Fill cpper mugs with ice (regular glasses will also work). Poor in vodka, apple cider add caramel sauce and stir. Top with ginger beer. Stir with cinnamon stick (or whatever you like to stir with) and garnish if you prefer. Cheers!
Homemade Caramel Eggnog
This is where it gets real people.
3 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
4 cinnamon sticks
3/4 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup caramel sauce plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon sea salt plus more for garnish
3/4 cup good quality dark rum optional
2 egg whites for garnish optional
In a large saucepan, combine milk, cream, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg. Bring to the boil over a medium heat. Be careful when bringing to a boil that the milk doesn't boil over the pan. As soon as you see it bubbling, remove from heat. Allow to sit for at least 5-10 minutes to steep. (you want to make sure the milk mixture isn't hot enough to cook the eggs once added. So allow to sit for a little bit off the heat before the next step) :)
In a large stand mixer, beat eggs and sugar on medium high/high until fully combined.
Pour egg mixture into the milk and whisk quickly until fully combined.
Add caramel, sea salt, and rum (if using). Continue whisking to fully combine.
When you're ready to serve, beat the egg whites on high until foamy peaks form. (this is optional).
Pour the eggnog into the glass leaving a bit of room at the top. Top with fluffy egg whites (optional)
Garnish with nutmeg and caramel sauce. Enjoy!