Cool Contest: Are you a BACARDÍ untameable fan?

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The entire world is glued to their televisions watching that incredible soccer tournament in Brazil, but wouldn't it be cool to actually be in one of the countries participating in the final game? I experienced that as a child back in 1982 when Italy was the winner. I was in Rome at the time on vacation and I experienced first hand the energy that the fans felt before, during and after that final game. I'd love to experience that again, and I'd happily give up my expensive new headphones to do it!
 
Who will make it to the final game this year? Unfortunately for me, Italy has been eliminated, but the United States and other great countries are still playing. Wouldn't it be incredible to be in a place like Argentina or Costa Rica while their team is playing for the ultimate championship?
 
Our friends at BACARDÍ are hosting an awesome contest that offers that opportunity to BACARDÍ Untameable Fans, and that can be you!. By visiting BACARDÍ's untamable fan contest site, you can Enter to Win to take a trip to one of the countries whose team is playing in the final match.  Bacardi wants to know what you would be willing to sacrifice in order to win the trip, so all you have to do is Make a Sacrifice and post a photo of the item you're willing to sacrifice (not a selfie of you with the item – just post the item!). Then see what others have been willing to sacrifice in the "sacrifice gallery."
 
When you check out the “Champion Cocktails” section on the site you'll see that Cuba Libre is the official drink of BACARDÍ Untameable fans, but you can find the recipe of your country’s drink! Keep these in mind when you have your next watch party!
 
So which country do you want to win, and which one do you want to visit during the game?
 
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Drink of the Week: Eggnog

eggnogI have a confession to make.  Despite my enormous love of all things sweet and milk fatty, I was fully prepared to bale on what has to be the ultimate seasonal drink. I have to admit there were concerns for my waistline — you guys have no idea how much weight I gained as a child knocking back the carton based non-alcoholic stuff. Also, as I grew older, I usually was disappointed by the spiked nog I’d had at parties. Somehow, the booze always seemed to destroy the cheap and creamy charm of the store bought nog. It was like putting vodka in chocolate milk. (I’d rather have a shot and choco-moo chaser, thank you.)

Still, the real reason I was going to go AWOL on eggnog was that I was simply intimidated. I imagined fresh eggnog to be a very complicated drink to make; a drink that might even force me to break my no-blenders rule, classic drink though it be. The online recipes telling me that I had to start with a 6 or more eggs, separate the yolks from the whites and perform various operations on them only reinforced that assumption.

Then, however, I started Googling “eggnog for one” and a great revelation came to me. Really, all this drink is a raw egg — provisos and disclaimers to come — milk, sugar, vanilla flavor, and booze. I have to say that, even if I have a sentimental attachment for the gooey store bought stuff, this shockingly easy, if slightly messy, home made version beats that all to heck.

So, here goes, the drink recipe I never thought I’d post.

Eggnog

1.5 ounces of your choice of cognac/brandy, bourbon, Canadian whiskey, or rum
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 ounce heavy cream (optional)
2 ounces full fat milk if not using heavy cream; with cream use 1.5 ounces
4-5 teaspoons superfine or powdered sugar
Ground nutmeg (garnish)
1 cinnamon stick (optional garnish)

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