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Hot Cider Nog

Photo: Ralph Anderson
Yield 5 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup bourbon (optional)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • Garnish: cinnamon sticks

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 8 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; cook over medium-low heat, whisking occasionally, until mixture thickens and coats a spoon (about 15 minutes). Stir in bourbon, if desired. Top each serving with whipped cream. Garnish, if desired.