LV Recommends: The Humpty

Photo by Jordan Sellergren

I think I was twelve the first time I ever got “tight.” The culprit was eggnog. It was a holiday party, and my brother, some friends and I snuck out of my dad’s office, where the kids had been detained, and emerged into a dining room full of drunk adults (drunk friend’s parents, drunk teachers, our drunk priest) where, with the pretense of nabbing cookies and heuer d’oeuvres, we scored some booze. Under the cover of dim lights and some loud Bing Crosby on the record player, we ladled our cups full of ‘nog and a half-hour later we were all out in the snow, coatless, dancing and totally smashed. As an homage to that first Christmas hangover, I’d like to share with you a little holiday recipe for the Humpty:

The Humpty

• 1oz Dark Rum (Meyers or Goslings)
• 1oz Bourbon (Four Roses)
• 1oz Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueu
• 1oz fresh cream
• 1 egg yolk
• Ground Nutmeg to garnish

Beat the egg yolk and slowly add cream. Combine rum, bourbon and Frangelico in a shaker. Add egg and cream mix and shake with ice. Pour mixture over ice in an Old Fashioned glass and sprinkle with nutmeg. Drink three or four. Get tight. Have fun.

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