Thursday, November 19, 2009
Spirited Eggnog Chai Punch
Tired of the same old cranberry and gingerale punch? Here is a delicious and unique punch to serve at your next holiday dinner or party.
In a punchbowl combine:
6 cups strong brewed chai tea (chilled)
5 cups cold eggnog (purchased in the refrigerator case at the supermarket)
1 cup brandy
2 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Stir well. The eggnog will sweeten the punch but add some simple syrup or sugar if you like a sweeter punch.
Star anise can be added for decoration or crush candy canes and sprinkle on top of the punch.
For an extra-spirited punch increase the brandy to 2 cups and reduce the chai to 5 cups.
Use leftover eggnog punch to make wonderful french toast the next morning (add an egg).