Friday, December 13, 2013

The Noggy Russian


I am feeling pretty festive over here ... so festive that I decided to break the radio silence and blog. Our tree is decorated, stockings are hung, and I've been enjoying the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Now, if you think shopping, braving stores or buying gifts when I say hustle and bustle ... you are wrong.  Christmas for me is about enjoying traditions. Unwrapping ornaments that are older than both Marc and I, connecting with family and friends, and supporting local artisans and crafters are all things I cherish during December. This year,  I am making Coeur de La caramels to send to friends and family something that has become my tradition.

Holiday Sweetness: One of my favorite holiday beverages is our version of a White Russian .... a Noggy Russian. And, once you make yourself one you will most certainly crave another. Recently, I have found out I am severely lactose intolerant so, I use eggnog for Marc and I get Silk's version of eggnog (it's not the same but I can settle). The recipe I am sharing with you uses Bud's Famous Eggnog (from San Francisco) and I stole a teeny itty bitty sip while making Marc his nightcap and oh my is it outrageously good.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not ... this holiday cocktail will have you feeling all kinds of merry. So, from my house to yours ....

The Coeur de La "Noggy Russian"

- one cup of egg nog (I use Bud's for Mr. Claus and Silk's version for myself)
-two shots of Kahlua
-a teaspoon of nutmeg (more if you love nutmeg)
-a pinch or two of cinnamon
-5 ice cubes
*for a naughty good time add vodka*

1. Fill a martni shaker (I use a large mouth mason jar) with a cup of eggnog, two shots of Kahlua, nutmeg and cinnamon, and ice cubes.
2. Shake for about 30 seconds
3. Pour into a chilled glass
4. Serve with a fun straw and a sprig of mint
5. Sprinkle a little more nutmeg for a little more merriment



  1. Oh my goodness, talk about a happy holiday–cheers!

  2. Yum-o! Definitely gonna try this one! My mother in law is a huge fan of Kahlua so I'm sure she'll be easily convinced :)

    1. Kara, yes you have to make it for her and one for you as well :)


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