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Classic Eggnog

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2 drinks Easy
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Ingredients (9)

  • 8 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground mace
  • Pinch cloves
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
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Classic Eggnog

A decadent and boozy holiday icon. If you’re looking to mix it up, try also our Tom and Jerry drink recipe.

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Instructions

  1. 1Beat 8 egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar until light. Meanwhile, scald 2 cups milk and 2 cups heavy cream.
  2. 2Beat a little of the hot cream mix into the yolks to temper them, then add rest of the cream to the yolks. Heat in a nonreactive pot until the mixture visibly thickens at about 165°F. Do not boil.
  3. 3Remove from the heat and whisk in 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon ground mace, a pinch of ground cloves, 1/4 cup bourbon, and 1/4 cup dark rum. Serve in small punch cups and top with freshly grated nutmeg.
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