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A delicious holiday drink that might compromise your good judgment beneath the mistletoe, that’s who. Yep, it’s that time of year again: eggnog season. And we’re not talking about that anodyne stuff in the kid-friendly carton. We mean the adult beverage with a little, ahem, kick. So what’s the best recipe to liven up your next holiday party? Well, a good Christmas sweater and a lively pair of chinos will certainly help, but a great bowl of eggnog will seal the deal. Here are just a few ideas on how to keep the jingle bells rocking at your upcoming shindig.
Here’s what you need:
1-2 cups of rum, brandy, or bourbon (pick your poison)
4 cups of milk
1 ½ cups of sugar
12 egg yolks
1 cup of heavy cream
STEP ONE: The Kick
Classic nog is usually made with rum or brandy. But bourbon can also work, or even Irish whiskey. For this 12-serving recipe, you’re going to need 1 or 2 cups, although you can add more or less depending on how “festive” you want things to get. But set it aside for now.
STEP TWO: The Creamy Goodness
Get a medium saucepan (no, not the one you cook your ramen noodles in), and whisk the milk and sugar together until all the sugar melts. In a separate large bowl, whisk the 12 egg yolks. Combine the two together in the pan slowly, whisking all the way. Once they’re well mixed, cook it on low heat for about twenty minutes. Keep stirring.
STEP THREE: The Finishing Touch
Pour the mixture into a fresh bowl, add the 1 cup of cream, and now, finally, pour in “the kick.” Once well-stirred, cover the bowl and put it into the fridge. It should be ready to drink in a couple hours. Add some grated nutmeg and get the party started.
There you have it. Get out that holiday sweater, put a log on the fire, and enjoy responsibly.
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WTF IS TWEED ?
Pssst. Hey you. Wanna try some killer tweed? Of course! But just what, exactly, is tweed? Well, the short answer is one of the finest fabrics known to man, made famous by a whole cadre of dashing detectives and literary lions.
The longer answer? Here it goes. Tweed is a sturdy, unfinished woolen fabric constructed with either a plain or twill weave, and often in a herringbone pattern. Although tweed is produced around the world, the ruggedly handsome fabric has a strong association with the United Kingdom and Ireland, and with good reason – that’s where the best tweed in the world is generally milled. The fabric was first produced in Scotland in the 18th century, where a blustery northern climate demanded a sturdier breed of woolen cloth, for leisure class and working man alike.
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THANKSGIVING SURVIVAL ESSENTIALS
The turkey. The relatives. The shouting. The drunken uncle(s). Yes, Thanksgiving can be stressful, and indeed, hitting the bourbon is definitely called for. But here are a few other things to stash in your suitcase before you head home, and some ideas on how best to use them. But you should probably bring along that flask just in case. You never know, you just might need it…
Tune in and tune out. You can use them for that choppy flight home (airline earphones generally stink), and then keep on popping them on each time the external volume needs to be adjusted.
The Ol’ Pigskin
Perhaps the best way to relax and enjoy yourself? A game of catch with the old man. Let’s face it – when was the last time you tossed around the pigskin with dad? He’ll appreciate it, and so will you.
Good Sir Advil can be your best friend once the shouting starts and the nephews act up. And those pesky holiday hangovers? It’s just a necessity. Keep a travel-sized bottle on hand to take as needed.
The Matzo Ball Soup
As it just so happens, Thanksgiving is also the first day of Chanukah. And this is one delicious treat you can enjoy regardless of your religious affiliation. Hot, comforting, and delicious. It’s like chicken soup for the thankful soul.
The Sweat Pants
With all those football games, all those beers, and all that turkey, you’re going to need some comfortable britches that can handle serious leisure. Sweat pants are the answer, and our new Couch Surfer sweat pants are the top of the line.
The Good Book
No, not that good book, although you can bring it if you like. We mean a gripping novel or piece of non-fiction to take your mind off your cares and worries.The New York Times always has something to say on the matter – you can see what they suggest here: http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/
The Bonobos Holiday Catalog
Once the turkey is done, it’s time to start thinking gifts. Say, have you seen the latest Bonobos holiday catalog? Bring it along, because we all know what happens on Black Friday and Cyber-Monday. Who knows, you might just score the sale of a lifetime.
Enjoy the holiday, and tell your family we said hello. Especially that cute sister of yo… oh, never mind.
Your friends at Bonobos
Things get busy this time of the year at the Guideshop, so don’t wait to schedule your appointment. It’s your chance to get all your holiday shopping done in one fell swoop.