Eggnog Alexander Holiday Drink Recipes

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Holiday Drink Recipes

Eggnog Alexanders are perfect for holiday entertaining or just relaxing by the fire.  This drink recipe only has THREE ingredients and with a quick whirl in the blender you will be serving up a creamy dreamy eggnog drink in no time.

I used purchased eggnog for this recipe.  Eggnog or egg nog (either is correct) is a sweetened dairy-based drink that is traditionally made with milk or cream, sugar and whipped eggs.  The whipped eggs give the eggnog it’s frothy texture.  Vanilla is also a common flavoring.  Liquors such as Brandy, rum,whisky,bourbon or vodka are often added to the eggnog.  I add Bourbon to my Eggnog Alexanders for a festive drink.  However, if you do not want an alcoholic drink, feel free to omit the Brandy.  Just mix the eggnog and ice cream in the blender and top with a sprinkling of ground nutmeg and you will have a wonderful holiday drink!

The typical garnish for eggnog or eggnog recipes such as the Eggnog Alexander is a sprinkling of ground cinnamon or ground nutmeg.

Regular eggnog is high in fat and high in cholesterol but there are low-fat varieties available on the market.   

Great Holiday Drink Recipes Eggnog Alexanders
Egg Nog Alexander
 
Recipe type: Beverage - Alcoholic
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup egg nog
  • ¼ cup Brandy
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
Instructions
  1. Put the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into serving glasses and top with a big dollop of whipped cream if desired.
  3. Enjoy!
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Remember, “Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!” 

Cheese Ball Recipe

Need a great cheese ball recipe?  Once you start eating this cheese ball …. you can’t stop!  It’s addictive! 

I make this cheese ball recipe for every party and holiday and everyone loves it.  When I make it for just the two of us, I divide the mixture in half and make two smaller cheese balls.  They will keep several days in the refrigerator so this is a good make-ahead recipe when your schedule is really busy.

 

Vickie's Cheese Ball
 
Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz pimiento cheese spread
  • 4 or 5 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 small package honey ham
Instructions
  1. Add the cream cheese and pimiento cheese spread to the mixing bowl.
  2. Chop the green onions and add to the mixture.
  3. Chop the ham in a food processor and add to the cheese mixture.
  4. Mix with an electric mixer until blended.
  5. Scrape the cheese ball mixture onto a sheet of waxed paper. Shape into one large cheese ball or two small cheese balls.
  6. Wrap the cheese balls in the waxed paper and place in a large zip lock bag. Refrigerate until ready to serve. The cheese balls will firm up as they chill.

This cheese ball recipe only has 4 ingredients…cream cheese, pimento cheese, green onions and chopped ham.

Add the cream cheese and pimiento cheese spread to the mixing bowl.

Chop the onion and add to the mixture.

Chop ham in food processor and add to the cheese mixture.  Mix with electric mixer.

Scrape cheese ball mixture onto a sheet of wax paper.  Shape into one large or two small cheese balls.

Place in a large zip lock bag and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.

To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:  Vickie’s Cheese Ball

Remember, “Let’s Make Life Special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!”

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