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great grandad's eggnog

★★★★★ 6
a recipe by
Susan Seybert
Philadelphia, PA

It wouldn't be Christmas without my grandfather's eggnog. This is not for the faint of heart. Its smooth and creamy deliciousness hides a powerful dose of whiskey! You may run into Santa after a few of these!! Cheers! And remember, don't drink and drive.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Creamy and downright delicious!  Naturally, adjust alcohol amounts to suit...but we loved this wonderfully classic recipe as-is.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 6
serves 10-12
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For great grandad's eggnog

  • 6
    eggs, separated
  • 3/4 c
    sugar, divided
  • 1 pt
  • 1 pt
  • 1 pt
    whiskey (Four Roses is best)
  • 1 oz
    Jamaican rum
  • freshly grated nutmeg

How To Make great grandad's eggnog

  • 1
    Add the egg whites to a small mixing bowl and whip until stiff peaks form. Add 1/4 cup sugar to the whites and gently fold to combine.
  • 2
    In a separate bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar to the egg yolks and beat until light.
  • 3
    Mix the whites with the yolk mixture in a punch bowl. Stir in the cream and milk. Add the whiskey and rum. Stir thoroughly.
  • 4
    Serve cold with grated nutmeg.