Christmas Recipe: The Old Family Eggnog

December 23, 2011 - 6:10 pm 1 Comment

Dear friends,

For Christmas this year, I’m sharing with you a recipe that has never, to my knowledge, been shared publicly outside my family. I checked with my aunts several months ago and got their blessing to share it.

This is our eggnog recipe. Our family has been making it for at least 50 years. I have never been able to find anything like it anywhere at all. It’s decadent, it’s boozy, and it’s amazing. Enjoy!

14 Eggs
2 cups sugar
3 ½ cups bourbon (good quality)
1 pint whipping cream
1 pinch nutmeg

Beat yolks in sugar until smooth and lemon colored. Add whiskey. Beat whites to soft peaks. Whip cream. Fold all together and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Note: It’s important to fold the ingredients together rather than blend vigorously so that the character of the egg whites and the cream remains in the final product. You want to be able to taste little bits of all of the parts when you take a sip.

The nog may be made the day before.

Merry Christmas!

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