Darlings, it is the yuletide season and you know what that means!
Eggnog, baby! Okay, I must admit that I'm not much for frothy drinks, but one can always take the eggnog recipe and reduce it to its essence.
12 eggs, separated
6 cups milk
2 cups heavy/ thickened cream
2 cups bourbon
1+ ½ cups sugar
¾ cup brandy
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
Very slowly, add in the bourbon and brandy - just a little at a time.
When bourbon and brandy have been added, allow the mixture to cool in the fridge (for up to 6 hours, depending on how long before your party you're making the eggnog).
30 minutes before your guests arrive, stir the milk into the chilled yolk mixture.
Stir in 1+ ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg.
In a separate bowl, beat the cream with a mixer on high speed until the cream forms stiff peaks.
In yet another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture.
Gently fold the cream into the egg mixture.
After ladling into cups, garnish with the remainder of the ground nutmeg.
The Germaine Gregarious Eggnog Recipe:
Exactly the same as above EXCEPT omit the eggs, milk, cream, sugar and nutmeg. Mix well in a snifter. Swirl. For best results, omit the brandy and double the bourbon.
Cheers my Dears!