This Boozy Eggnog will make you forget 2020 ever happened
If you're still dumping shots of booze into store-bought eggnog, it's high time you stepped your game up. This homemade nog recipe isn't just strong enough to put hair on your chest, it's strong enough to age for up to a year. I know what you're thinking: letting raw eggs and dairy age for an extended period of time is asking for trouble. But guess what? It turns out that introducing an exorbitant amount of booze to the equation does magical things. The finished product is over 20% alcohol, which is high enough to eradicate any bacteria that might otherwise put you at risk.
- 1 dozen eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 liter bourbon
- 1/2 cup Meyer’s rum
- 3/4 cup brandy
- 3 cup heavy whipping cream (divided into 2 parts)
- 4 cups whole milk
- 1 pinch salt
- cinnamon optional
- vanilla optional
That's it! You're done. If stored properly (that is, in tightly sealed containers at or below 40°F) this nog can be safely and deliciously aged for up to a year. In fact, a little bit of age gives the ingredients time to mingle, completely transforming the flavor.
And seriously, it's worth reiterating just how strong this stuff is. Take it slow, and savor.
In Mexico, this is also known as Rompope, but with less alcohol than this recipe.