Friday, October 30, 2009

Navan - Recipes: Drinks

I got so many emails on the recipe I posted with Navan, I did not realize that there are so many fans of the yummy vanilla liqueur out there.
Navan vanilla liqueur is made by the House of Grand Marnier, whose orange liqueur with Cognac has been a classic for generations. Madagascar vanilla is the most famous in the world. It is used by chocolatiers and p√Ętissiers who like the way the flavor pairs with specific origins of chocolate. I knew there was a reason why I loved this vanilla!

The name Navan is taken from Navana, a small village on the northeast coast of Madagascar, in one Madagascar’s most renowned vanilla-producing regions.

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Both the recipes below should be shaken with ice:

Vanilla Martini

• 1.5 part Navan vanilla liqueur

• 1.5 part vodka

• .5 part simple syrup

• .5 part fresh lime juice

Vanilla Margarita

• 1.5 part Navan vanilla liqueur

• 2 parts premium silver tequila

• 1 part fresh lime juice

I love Egg Nog and this one looks like a party for 6!

Vanilla Egg Nog

• 9 ounces Navan vanilla liqueur

• 6 eggs

• 9 ounces whole milk

• 6 teaspoons superfine sugar

• Whipped cream

• Cinnamon or nutmeg to garnish (optional)

In two bowls, separate eggs yokes and whites. Beat egg whites with half the sugar until peaks form. Beat the other 3 tsp of sugar with the egg yolks until stiff. Fold together. Add milk. Add Navan. Pour into ice filled glasses and top with whipped cream and garnish.