holiday rum punch

Here it is, my go-to evening libation for the 2021 holiday season. Usually I’m a “glass of wine type person”, but this deliciously boozy, creamy, holiday spiced drink has my number. If you have ever spiked your eggnog, this drink is for you. If you don’t like eggnog, this drink is still for you (spoiler: contains no eggnog). I hope you enjoy this winter-y treat, and the happiest holiday wishes from my home to yours.

portions below for one cocktail

1 and 1/2 ounces dark rum
1/2 ounce brandy
2 ounces half and half
1/2 ounce pure maple syrup
1/8 ounce (3/4 tsp) vanilla extract
Garnishes: freshly grated nutmeg, fresh cranberries, and fresh rosemary sprig

Shake all ingredients (except garnishes) with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg, fresh cranberries, and a fresh rosemary sprig.

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