Recipe: Hemingway's nog

Hemingway's nog

Total time: 5 minutes


Servings: 1

Note: Adapted from Alex Straus, Hemingway's Bar. To make vanilla simple syrup, place 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped, into a small pot; boil until the sugar is dissolved. Strain and cool before using. This makes 1 cup; it will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.

1 1/2 ounces dark rum (Straus uses Atlantico)

3/4 ounce vanilla simple syrup (or vanilla liqueur such as Licor 43)

1 ounce crème fraîche

3 dashes bitters (Straus uses Bittermens Tiki Bitters)

Freshly grated nutmeg for garnish

In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine the rum, vanilla simple syrup, crème fraîche and bitters. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Each cocktail: 181 calories; 1 gram protein; 10 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 5 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 10 grams sugar; 20 mg. sodium.