Dessert Drinks Holidays Recipes

Good Ol’ Southern Eggnog


Growing up, Christmas meant two things: going to my Grandma Ducky’s house to celebrate with my dad’s family and all of my cousins and watching all of my Aunts and Uncles drink this weird, thick, forbidden vanilla milkshake they called eggnog.  My Uncle Sam would make gallons of this stuff and all of the adults would thoroughly enjoy imbibing in this frothy holiday concoction.

Eggnog is no longer foreign or forbidden to me.  I am now old enough to drink it any time I want.  But I recommend keeping this recipe special and breaking it out for your friends and family for the holiday season.  In honor of National Egg Nog Day, here is Uncle Sam’s recipe! It’s boozy, rich and delicious and beats the tar out of anything you can buy off the shelf at the grocery store.  One word of warning: this recipe is slap full of raw eggs.  If that sort of thing doesn’t freak you out, then this recipe is perfect for you!

Good Ol’ Southern Eggnog Recipe from my Uncle Sam

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 quart Half ‘n Half
  • 8 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1 cup light rum
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 quart whipping cream
  • Dash of salt
  • Nutmeg to taste

Combine sugar and half ‘n half, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Set aside.  In a mixer on low speed, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored, gradually add liquor  to yolks.  Add half ‘n half and sugar mixture to yolks and liquor, stirring well.  Set aside.  In a separate bowl, beat egg whites with mixer until stiff.  Gently folks egg whites into yolk mixture.  In another bowl, combine whipping cream and salt.  Combine whipping cream with yolk mixture and chill thoroughly before serving.  Sprinkle with nutmeg.

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