With The Grain: Spiced Eggnog & The Yawpers

SONY DSCSpiced Eggnog:
From: Brittini Rae, of Goldie’s Bar
Serves: 25-30

12 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
1 quart milk
2 cups spiced bourbon (see recipe below)
1 cup Jamaican rum (Brittini Rae likes Blackwell)
1 quart heavy cream, whipped
1 cup Nestle Carnation malted milk
Just under a tablespoon of vanilla extract (or 2.65 teaspoons)
About 10 dashes Miracle Mile chocolate chili bitters


1. Blend the milk, malted milk, and vanilla extract together until smooth.
2. In a separate bowl beat egg yolks slightly, adding sugar, a little at a time, and continue beating until smooth. Pour in the malted milk, bourbon, and rum.
3. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until they stand in peaks. Fold egg whites and whipped cream into yolk mixture, gently but thoroughly. Add about 10 dashes of Miracle Mile chocolate chili bitters, then refrigerate.
4. Serve cold, shaving nutmeg on top and then “burn” the shavings using a butane lighter (normally for about 5 – 7 seconds).

Spiced bourbon:
(1) 750 ml bottle of good bourbon of your choice (like Buffalo Trace or Hirsch Select)
5 Gala apples, quartered
3 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon whole allspice
1 pinch cloves


 1. Place all ingredients in a glass container with the bourbon and let sit for a minimum of 24 hours at room temperature.

2. Strain out the apples and spices; store in a clean bottle.



The Yawpers are a stripped down, brazen rock and roll band from Colorado, accompanied by overdriven acoustic guitars and a trap kit. Inspired by Whitman’s promise to “sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world,” the Yawpers have created a sound that is equal parts frenetic, earnest, and menacing, all while bringing together disparate pieces of the American musical lexicon.
Though less than two years old, the Yawpers have played over 200 shows on both coasts, and everywhere in between, dropped one of the best albums of 2012, their debut LP “Capon Crusade” an expansive and diverse blending rock/blues riffs, country twang with punkitude and have played with: the Heartless Bastards, the Black Angels, Cracker, the Nadas, the Supersuckers, Quiet Corral, the Delta Spirit, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, the Stone Foxes, Joe Buck and many others.
What the lads may have entered into as a lark, in October they recorded in one day at the studio in Bill Douglass/Royal Recording Colorado Springs “Good Songs/Shitty Versions” is a covers album as only The Yawpers can do, rough, loose, let the shit hit the fan and see what sticks. What sticks is every song on this great covers album. It isn’t easy doing covers unless you completely own the songs and make them your own, The Yawpers do just that in their brazen style.

They twang up ‘Sweet Emotion.mp3’ with a Rock a Billy middle finger to “The Bad Boys from Boston”

The King gets punked and capowned as the lads tighten and hoist their tighty whiteys for background vocals on ‘Suspicious Minds.mp3

Slowing it down as Ween pleas on, ‘Booze Me Up and Get Me High’ The Yawpers demand ‘Booze Me Up and Get Me High.mp3

Yakety Yak.mp3 (The Coasters) gets blasted to high heaven and falls back down to earth in glorious pieces of debris.

Can you cover yourself? The Yawpers take their song ‘Silicone Love.mp3’ speed it up, surf it up and add a punk a billy attitude to it.

Ripping through Ace of Spades.mp3 (Motorhead) like meth head maniacs, guitars ablaze and drums pounding at the gates of hell leaving Lemmy scratching his head and asking ‘What the fuck just happened?’

From it’s very first song The Yawpers 2012 debut LP, “Capon Crusade”. makes it clear it is going to kick your ass and not ask you for your name. The guitar work is expansive and diverse blending rock/blues riffs, country twang with punkitude. The bottom end is speaker rattilin’ pound the steering wheel and hit the gas good. Nate’s vocals have a very unique style yet he seems to channel everyone from Bob Dylan to Iggy Pop. Having only been together for a year these Colorado lads in my opinion have created a piece of art, a sculpture of sounds and styles that offer something new and exciting from every angle.

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