Calabaza Nog
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Calabaza Nog
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.38 / 5
This recipe was first seen in 'Taste Magazine', published by BC Liquors. This recipe was first seen in 'Taste Magazine', published by BC Liquors.
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Aged rum
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25.11% | 2.51 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Calabaza Nog offers a sumptuously creamy texture, combining the velvet smoothness of Bailey's with the rich complexity of aged rum, accentuated by a homemade spiced pumpkin syrup that introduces a festive, seasonal flair. The addition of a dash of Angostura bitters, paired with the frothy lightness of the shaken egg white, expertly cuts through the sweetness, bringing an essential balance that makes this cocktail a delightful indulgence for those who enjoy their drinks with a spicy twist and a touch of autumnal nostalgia.

Method
How to make a Calabaza Nog

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
First you need to make the spiced pumpkin syrup
In a saucepan, add a cup of brown sugar, a cup of water, half a cup of pumpkin purée, and a teaspoon each of nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cinnamon
Over medium heat until slightly thickened
Remove from the heat and place a vanilla pod into the syrup and chill overnight
Strain through a cheesecloth and store in a covered container, in a fridge, for up to one week
Once the pumpkin syrup is ready, add all the ingredients except the bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice
Double shake before double straining into a chilled cocktail glass
Add the bitters and garnish with some freshly shaven nutmeg, then serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Strain  ·  Bitters  ·  Double  ·  Shake  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What makes Calabaza Nog unique compared to traditional Eggnog?

Calabaza Nog stands out due to its inclusion of spiced pumpkin syrup and Bailey's, which infuse the cocktail with a distinctive pumpkin spice flavor that's different from the traditional eggnog. The use of aged rum instead of the more commonly used brandy or bourbon in traditional eggnog recipes also adds a unique depth and warmth, making it a perfect autumn or winter cocktail.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can Calabaza Nog be made non-alcoholic?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of Calabaza Nog can be made by omitting the Bailey's and aged rum and substituting them with non-alcoholic alternatives. For instance, non-alcoholic rum flavoring can replace the aged rum, and a cream-based substitute such as almond milk or coconut cream can be used instead of Bailey's to mimic the creamy texture.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Is Calabaza Nog suitable for vegetarians or vegans?

As presented, Calabaza Nog is not suitable for vegans due to the use of egg white and Bailey's, which contains dairy. However, it can be adapted for vegans by using aquafaba (the liquid from canned chickpeas) as a substitute for egg white and choosing a dairy-free Bailey's alternative or any plant-based cream liqueur.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should Calabaza Nog be served for the best experience?

Calabaza Nog should be served cold in a cocktail glass. For the best experience, it is recommended to shake the mixture well with ice to chill it thoroughly and then strain it into the glass. Garnishing with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg on top can enhance its aromatic qualities and give it an extra festive touch.

FAQ

Can Calabaza Nog be stored and if so, for how long?

Unlike traditional eggnog which can be aged due to its high alcohol content, Calabaza Nog contains ingredients that are best enjoyed fresh, particularly because of the egg white and the dairy in Bailey's. It is recommended to consume it immediately after preparation. If necessary, it can be stored in the refrigerator for a few hours, but it is advisable to consume it the same day it is made.

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