December 27, 2006

Beyond Nog-a-Sake

Office Xmas Special '05For any of you who saw this year's Christmas special for The Office on NBC, you may have noticed an interesting-sounding drink recipe as you squirmed your way through the episode. We're talking about Nog-a-Sake, the vile-sounding holiday combination of three parts Japanese Sake and one part Egg Nog. It sounds disgusting and has a quasi-offensive name, and according to Ed Helms's Andy character from the show, some places won't make it for you "because egg nog is seasonal." F'ing brilliant, that is.

Oh, and according to the folks at Yum Sugar, it's revolting (hint: the Sake makes the Nog curdle).

However, the recipe got us thinking about other things we could mix with the chokingly thick and sickeningly sweet holiday drink beyond the traditional Bourbon or Brandy. We won't subject you to every permutation we tried, but we did want to share one recipe that everyone loved - combining Porter or Stout with Egg Nog. We searched around for recipes indicating people had already tried this and couldn't find any, which surprised us. The two flavors mixed together to cut the sweetness of the Nog, and the smokiness of the porter really brought about a complexly flavored drink that reminded us a bit of Guinness Ice Cream. If you've got some Egg Nog left over from the holidays, we recommend getting your hands on some porter or stout (Guinness would do the trick) and mixing up a few glasses before your New Year's resolution to slim down kicks in. Just mix them in equal parts (it might even be fun to layer them) and roll.

Also, we're having trouble coming up with a name, so if anyone can think of anything clever let us know in the comments below. If we get any good ones we'll pick it and send the winner a prize.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at December 27, 2006 3:11 PM
Recent Comments

How about "Nog in the Dark" because it's a dark beer? Or if it's made with stout it could be a "Snog" which is British slang for "kiss" and eggnog was crated in England.


Posted by: Dan at December 19, 2011 5:29 PM

How about nog-a-donkey?
1. You have to be pretty stubborn to persevere with the idea of finding something to 'go' with the eggnog in the first place.
2. name sounds vaguely sexual and is repulsive on a par with the original nog-a-sake
3. refers to the 'mule' in various other cocktails.


Posted by: Gail Seymour at January 13, 2010 8:57 AM

Isn't Egg Nog pretty close to the ingredients used to make Guinness Punch? Eggs, evaporated milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.? I'm going to try it tonight and see how close it is.


Posted by: Jeff at November 18, 2009 5:19 PM

How about an Irish Sleighride?

That's the best I could come up with. So far.

Booze On,
--Lorne.


Posted by: Lorne Napier at January 5, 2007 9:39 PM

As far as names for your creation, I would probably be more inspired if I had some to sample. But based on the combination of Egg Nog and Porter, how about something as simple as "Nog Port"? On the Nog and Stout front, "Stout Nog" seems simple enough!


Posted by: The Duke at January 5, 2007 11:41 AM

Read your question about egg nog. How about:
GEENS --- GuinesS + Egg Nog + Stuff

PENS --- Porter + Egg Nog + Stuff

Now at Christmas timen people can enjoy(??) their
PENS and GEENS to bring on the grims!


Posted by: Terry at January 1, 2007 8:09 AM

EgGuiness?
Nog-iness Stout?
Yellow Stout?
Chickenbite? (a la Snakebite)
Black Gold?


Posted by: Matt at December 30, 2006 2:54 PM

Stout Nog too obvious? Layer it and call it a bee sting


Posted by: (d) at December 27, 2006 7:16 PM
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