Just a few ingredients -- egg yolks, sugar, milk, cream, and nutmeg -- create the wonderfully distinctive flavor of that favorite holiday drink, eggnog. These eggnog recipes can be spiked to your liking with rum, bourbon, or brandy, or enjoyed in nonalcoholic form by guests of all ages. In addition to classic and easy eggnog recipes, we gathered our best eggnog desserts, including cheesecake bars and panna cotta.
Summer's sweetest fruit is perfect when you simmer it in a heady bourbon syrup and pack it into jars. Spoon these peaches and syrup over vanilla ice cream, sweetened sour cream, waffles, or pancakes. Download the label.
Skip the green food coloring. We've raised the bar for Saint Patty's Day desserts. These blondies are enriched with Irish coffee-inspired flavors -- ground coffee in the batter, whiskey in the sugar glaze. And you don't have to pull out the heavy stand mixer: A bowl and a wooden spoon will do.
This dessert honors America's oldest fruit tree, a pear tree brought from Europe around 1630 and planted in Massachusetts. Here, we poached Bosc pears in a Tennessee whiskey-spiked liquid perfumed with vanilla bean and orange zest.
The sweet-and-sour soft drink known as switchel, made with fresh ginger and a dash of cider vinegar, was a popular thirst-quencher among harvest field workers in 19th-century New England. We're spinning our homemade switchel in a resolutely grown-up direction by adding in rye whiskey.