Monday, January 19, 2015

Raw Vegan Mother Fucking Paleo Eggnog WITH BOURBON

Since I'm really bad at taking pictures of drinks, I'm putting up "relevant enough" other photos as the header, before showing off my mediocre "this doesn't look so amazing as to inspire you to want to make it right now," liquid consumable photography.

How is the photo above relevant? It is taken at an abandoned bourbon distillery from a recent trip to the bourbon trail in Tennessee.  As for the eggnog... I guess I can share a photo, after another shot...

The recipe gets its body and creaminess from cashews, and other eggnog tip-off flavor points from nutmeg, leaving you with a product that is both vegan and kind of much less disgusting than the stuff you get at the store, with a lot more body than out-of-the-box vegan eggnogs.  The bourbon is optional, unless of course you don't know how to shoot drinks...

Raw Vegan MF Paleo Eggnog (with boozy option)

One day I'll learn to  make smoothies look like food....

Makes: 2 cups
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1½ cups unsweetened non-dairy milk of your choice
  • 5-6 medjool dates, pitted 
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg {optional: + more for sprinkling}
  • ⅛ tsp cloves
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • Bourbon of choice (Bulleit isn't too bad)
Soak all of the ingredients, except the bourbon, in a container overnight (or 4-8 hours).  

Blend soaked ingredients using high power until things are smooth.  Use bourbon to thin, to taste, to 

Pour into drinking vessels of your choice. Top with a few grinds of fresh nutmeg, or a tap of ground.