There are very few drinks that say the holiday season is upon us like a good glass of eggnog. Classic eggnog is a wonderful drink, but there are many great ways to prepare this traditional holiday drink. From a classic party recipe to a modern eggnog cocktail, there are many great tasting eggnog recipes from which to choose.
Eggnog has gotten a pretty bad rap these days for some reason. It could be the eggs that throw people off or maybe it is the overall sweetness of the store bought versions that throw people off. The basic formula for eggnog includes, milk or cream, eggs, sugar, and liquor and it is really quite simple to make. Making your own version of eggnog will help ensure that you are going to enjoy the taste of it. Why not give this drink another chance and try making one of these great recipes.
1. Traditional Homemade Eggnog
What you need:
- 5 egg yolks
- ¾ cup of sugar
- A cup of heavy cream
- 2 cups of whole milk
- 1 ¼ cups of whiskey or bourbon
- ¼ cup of spiced rum
- Tsp of vanilla
- ½ tsp of nutmeg plus additional for garnish
Start by whisking the egg yolks together with the sugar until the mixture becomes creamy and the sugar starts to dissolve. Add in the bourbon or whiskey, the rum, and the cream. Stir to combine. Add in the vanilla and the nutmeg and stir. Place in the refrigerator until chilled. Serve on the rocks with nutmeg sprinkled on the top. Using the egg whites is more traditional and you can make this drink by using the entire egg if desired. In order to use the whites you will reserve ¼ cup of the sugar and beat it into the whites until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture. Chill and serve.