This is a great tasting, boozy eggnog recipe worth saving and worth making year after year. We’ve let this one age up to 3 months with great results. Our secret has been re-purposing beer growlers (glass jugs) to age the nog.
I’ve done a double batch before, but separating two dozen eggs is not a great time. Drinking the nog was pretty great though, so /shrug.
Another helpful tip – a zester is great for grinding up nutmeg in a pinch.
For posterity, here’s the recipe in case the link above stops working:
- Separate the eggs and store the whites for another purpose.
- Beat the yolks with the sugar and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl until the mixture lightens in color and falls off the whisk in a solid “ribbon.”
- Combine dairy, booze and salt in a second bowl or pitcher and then slowly beat into the egg mixture.
- Move to a large glass jar (or a couple of smaller ones) and store in the fridge for a minimum of 2 weeks. A month would be better, and two better still. In fact, there’s nothing that says you couldn’t age it a year, but I’ve just never been able to wait that long. (And yes, you can also drink it right away.)
- Serve in mugs or cups topped with a little extra nutmeg grated right on top.