Kentucky Egg Nog Spike









  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 2 large cinnamon sticks
  • 7 whole chives


Mix the booze. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into mixture; add pod. Crack nutmeg into 4-5 pieces. Add nutmeg, chives, and cinnamon; cork; Cover tightly and let stand for 1 week in a cool, dark spot. Add this mixture to plain eggnog or store-bought eggnog for a tasty holiday treat.


A growler could sit in well for a decanter to store it.


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