Eggnog – And it will knock your socks off!

by Michelle on December 22, 2009

My husband used to travel quite a bit when he worked at IBM and he had friends all over the world. We were living in Florida at the time and since Tampa was headquarters for The IBM Information Network whenever one of my husband’s co-workers was in town for business we would get together for dinner or drinks. And many times they even stayed at our home, and when I look back I really think I should have charged IBM hotel fees…but I digress!

It was close to Christmas and we got a call from Tom, a friend in Washington D.C. that he was going to be in town with his wife, Marianne, visiting family and they wanted to get together for lunch. We met Tom and Marianne and had a great time at lunch along with a few Martinis. Then we proceeded over to Marianne’s Mother’s home in Clearwater and immediately upon arrival Marianne served us her Eggnog. Now, this is not just a seasonal Eggnog like your Grandma made. This is lip-smacking, long-lasting, sweet-tasting, swear-like-a-sailor buzz kill that would even get old Scrooge in a jolly mood! And I loved it!

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Knock Your Socks Off EggNog
Recipe adapted from a friend, Marianne

12 eggs, separate
1 LB confectioners sugar
3 c. blended whiskey
1/2 + 1/3 c. light rum
1/2 + 1/3 c. dark rum
1 c. Peach Brandy
1 qt Whipping Cream
1 qt half/half

Separate the eggs.

Place the egg yolks in a VERY large bowl and beat until light in color.

While beating add confectioner’s sugar

Continue beating and add 1 c. blended whiskey, 1/2 c. light rum, 1/2 c. dark rum

Let mixture stand for at least 1 hour to dispel egg taste.

After it has rested start beating the mixture again and add, 2 c. blended whiskey, 1/3 c. white rum, 1/3 c. dark rum, peach brandy, whipping cream and half/half.

Refrigerate covered for 3 hours.

Beat egg whites until stiff and gently fold into cream/booze mixture.

Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream, nutmeg and a candy cane as a stir stick. The Candy Cane dipped in the Eggnog was delicious!

This is a large recipe but you can half or quarter the recipe and it works out just fine!

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  • Judy@nofearentertaining December 22, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Oh my goodness…That looks sooo good. I wish I was having a party j so I could make this and drink it. Hmmm. There is still time to plan one I guess…hehehe!

  • Jo December 22, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    oh yum! sounds divine!

  • Marissa December 22, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Yum- I’m tipsy just reading this! Sounds fabulous,

  • Lori E December 22, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Are you serious? Oh my word. I am no lightweight when it comes to drinking but I think this would lay me out flat.
    What they refer to as loser drunk. But what the hell count me in anyways.
    Now I know why you were asking about the peach brandy.

  • Megan December 22, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Oh my God, I have to have a cup. I love eggnog and that looks fantastic! I’ll have to find a bunch of eggnog drinking, booze loving,happy little elves that will indulge with me! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • susan December 23, 2009 at 1:00 am

    I’m not sure your socks are all you would shed!!! :) Sounds wonderful and looks even prettier! Merry Merry Christmas to you!

  • Kate December 23, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Yep, knock you on the floor eggnog!! I need some of that after this day of dancing around in the kitchen!!

  • Kathleen December 23, 2009 at 2:31 am

    Seriously! That eggnog sounds totally off the charts fabulous!!!

  • Kim December 23, 2009 at 2:47 am

    Holy cow….is that a lot of booze, or what? It sounds like the perfect drink for the holidays 😀

  • SavoringTime in the Kitchen December 23, 2009 at 2:56 am

    All I need is a cup with antlers and I’d be a happy gal :) Wonderful photos and recipe, Michelle! Loved the background story – LOL! I won’t even ask what happened after the Martinis and Egg Nog!

  • RJ Flamingo December 23, 2009 at 5:11 am

    I stand by my tweet: Get the extra pillows and blankets ready, ’cause no one’s driving home after that! 😀

  • Danielle December 23, 2009 at 6:57 am

    now THIS is my kind of eggnog!! I can’t wait to try it. Especially with the Peach Brandy.

  • The Quintessential Magpie December 23, 2009 at 11:18 am

    That sounds like an eggnog with a major kick like my neighbor always makes! :-)

    Mr. Magpie’s grandmother used to make a delicious “nog” and would put out a little crystal syrup pitcher with what she termed “flavoring”. Guess what that was? 😉 LOL!

    Merry Christmas, Michelle! Hope it’s your best ever…

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  • Joanne December 23, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    I’m always looking for a good eggnog recipe since I haven’t been thrilled by the ones I’ve tried so far. This one sounds fantastic!

  • Kat December 23, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    With all that liquor in it, no wonder it would knock your socks off!! It looks divine.

  • Fresh Local and Best December 23, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    This eggnog looks and sounds incredible! I’ll have to share this recipe with the Christmas party host.

  • Catherine December 23, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    This sounds delicious! Will definately be making this for Christmas!
    Happy Holidays & Happy New Year Michelle!

  • Barbara Bakes December 23, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    That is eggnog dressed up in it’s holiday finest! It looks delicious!

  • Shari@Whisk: a food blog December 23, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    I’ve been looking for a good eggnog recipe! This one sounds perfect! Happy Holidays, Michelle!

  • Erica December 24, 2009 at 3:20 am

    Wow! That looks delicious and sounds fantastic!

  • TeaLady December 24, 2009 at 4:52 am

    YUM!!!! I’ve never made eggnog that came out right, maybe this one…

  • Sheila Mitchell December 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I love eggnog but have never made it. You make it seem easy & I think I might give it a try! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  • girlichef December 28, 2009 at 1:10 am

    I would have loved a glass or 3 of this gorgeous eggnog to make it through the holidays this year 😀 Sounds awesome…hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Michelle!

  • Ezzie December 29, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    OMG! Next year I hope to try this eggnog. Has anyone tried it with soymilk as opposed to half/half? I am lactose intolerant. While I can tolerate whipped cream, I can not tolerate half/half. I will have to give it a shot..pun intended! Thanks for another great recipe!

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