Looking for a special Thanksgiving cocktail? Try the Hog Nog

Hog Nog from Salty Sow restaurant (submitted photo)

Hog Nog from Salty Sow restaurant (submitted photo)

Eggnog is a holiday classic, but it’s not exactly good for the waistline (especially when paired with mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and pie). This Hog Nog recipe from Salty Sow gives the classic concoction a twist, with flavors of spiced rum, white chocolate and brown sugar—without the calories and fat of the typical recipe.


1     ounce Crusoe spiced rum

1     ounce white chocolate liqueur

¾    ounce brown sugar simple syrup

Dash of cinnamon on top


Fill a shaker tin with ice. Add rum, white chocolate liqueur and brown sugar simple syrup and shake for 10 seconds. Strain liquid into an 8-ounce glass with one big ice cube. Shake a little cinnamon on top, garnish with a cinnamon stick if you wish and enjoy!

Readers can also try the Hog Nog at the Salty Sow, 4801 E. Cactus Road in Phoenix. For more information visit http://saltysow.com/.

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