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Big Black Dog: Eggnog - And it will knock your socks off!

December 22, 2009

Eggnog - And it will knock your socks off!


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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26 Comments:

Anonymous Elle said...

Ooooh--I can almost taste it! What a great combo--and I love the whipped egg whites!

December 22, 2009 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Judy@nofearentertaining said...

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!

December 22, 2009 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

oh yum! sounds divine!

December 22, 2009 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Marissa said...

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

December 22, 2009 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Lori E said...

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.

December 22, 2009 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

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!!!

December 22, 2009 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger susan said...

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

December 22, 2009 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

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

December 22, 2009 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

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

December 22, 2009 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

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

December 22, 2009 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

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!

December 22, 2009 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger RJ Flamingo said...

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

December 22, 2009 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

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

December 23, 2009 at 12:57 AM  
Blogger The Quintessential Magpie said...

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 :-)

December 23, 2009 at 5:18 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

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!

December 23, 2009 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

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

December 23, 2009 at 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Megan said...

Socks aren't the only thing that drink will knock off! What a lethal combination - I love it!

December 23, 2009 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Fresh Local and Best said...

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

December 23, 2009 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

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

December 23, 2009 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

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

December 23, 2009 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

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

December 23, 2009 at 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Erica said...

Wow! That looks delicious and sounds fantastic!

December 23, 2009 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger TeaLady said...

YUM!!!! I've never made eggnog that came out right, maybe this one...

December 23, 2009 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Sheila Mitchell said...

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

December 24, 2009 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger girlichef said...

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

December 27, 2009 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

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!

December 29, 2009 at 9:06 AM  

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