With the holiday season in full swing and Christmas only 3 days away what is more appropriate than posting a review of one of my all-time favorite holiday cocktails? Who doesn’t love egg nog? Since our children are deathly allergic to eggs, and we have not kept them in the house for over 7 1/2 years we drink “Egg-Not Nog.”
I tried to make my own “Egg-Not Nog” several times last year during the holidays and failed miserably. I could not re-create the consistency and texture of the egg nog I grew up drinking as a kid. With all of the entertaining, baking, running around, etc. that we do during the holidays I decided to cut myself a break and buy store bought egg-not nog this year.
My husband and I conducted a taste test last night of So Delicious Coconut Milk Nog and Silk Nog. I poured 1 oz. of good quality spiced rum into each cocktail glass filled with ice, then added 4 oz of nog to each glass, stirred and topped off with a pinch of ground nutmeg. The rum could certainly be substituted for brandy or bourbon if you prefer a different flavor.
If you are a nog lover I have to say that both the Coconut Nog and Silk Nog were delicious! The coconut nog has a thick smooth consistency more similar to the egg nog made with real eggs. It has a subtle hint of coconut that is not over powering and amazing nutmeg flavor which blended well with the rum. The Silk Nog was a bit creamier in texture and flavor. Although it lacked the nutmeg in the ingredients, I just made sure to stir the pinch of nutmeg into the Silk cocktail completely. Both products are great paired with liquor or by themselves. My personal vote is for the So Delicious Limited Edition Coconut Milk Nog! I think it’s a real winner and delicious stirred, shaken or alone (my son loves it!)
Enjoy your Egg-Not Nog and holiday cheers to you!