Add about a shot of rum, or 1.5 ounces, to each glass of eggnog; this amounts to about 15 ounces of rum per quart of eggnog. The amount of spirits ultimately added to the eggnog is dependent on the individual preferences of the person drinking it.Continue Reading
Eggnog is a traditional holiday beverage and is made of eggs, sugar, milk and cream. There are spices added such as whole cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. While eggnog can be enjoyed as a "kid-friendly" beverage without alcohol, many adults feel that spiking it with rum, brandy or another spirit enhances the flavor. For a traditional colonial flavor, adding a shot or two of microbrew ale to create a frothy and creamy drink.
Although eggnog might bring thoughts of merry old England to mind, it is actually a traditional American drink. It dates back to the Colonial period, and while nobody knows of its specific origin, thoughts are that it might have been a concoction of dairy farmers to enhance their products. A traditional English and American drink was the flip, where an egg was flipped with a spirit such as rum, whiskey or port. This also may have been an inspiration for today's traditional eggnog. The "nog" part of the phrase could have come from "noggin," which was a term for an old English mug or a combination of the words "egg" and "grog."Learn more about Liquor & Cocktails
A standard 1.5-ounce shot of 80-proof rum contains roughly 96 calories. The total calorie content in a shot may vary depending on the brand and proof of the rum as well as whether it contains any added flavorings.Full Answer >
To make a classic mojito cocktail, take 6 ounces of rum, roughly 12 mint sprigs, 6 tablespoons of fresh lime juice and 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar. You also need one large bottle, or several small bottles, of club soda. Mix ingredients and serve over ice.Full Answer >
To make Bacardi rum punch, add an entire 750-milliliter bottle of Bacardi Superior or Gold rum, 1 liter of cranberry juice, 2 liters of chilled ginger ale, 8 ounces of orange juice and 1 ounce of lime juice to a large punch bowl. Stir to combine with 1 1/2 ounces of lemon juice and ice; chill and serve.Full Answer >
Shot glasses vary in size and shape, typically holding between one to three ounces of liquid. However, many do not have indicator markings, which can make it difficult to tell the exact size of the glass. Additionally, though a standard shot of alcohol is considered to be 1.5 ounces, some establishments use one ounce of liquor per drink, depending on the proof of liquor.Full Answer >