Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Who Spiked the Eggnog?

Guilty.  I'm sure if there's eggnog, I've added some brandy, bourbon, rum, vodka, or all of the above.  However, in this case, I'd like to bring your attention to a vocal group called, "Straight No Chaser."  Perhaps you've heard of them.....if not, do yourself a favor and click on the following link.  I believe you'll be quite impressed. 

For those of you who'd like a great eggnog recipe...try this one:

12 cups heavy cream (or combination heavy cream, light cream, and/or half and half)
2 dozen egg yolks
2 cups sugar

Additions:  Freshly grated nutmeg
2 cups liquor of your choice: My preferences are a combination of bourbon, peach brandy, and dark rum

Bring cream to a simmer in a large saucepot.  Whisk yolks and sugar in a large bowl.  Gradually, whisk in half of hot cream.  Return mixture to pot.  Stir over medium-low heat until mixture thickens to a custard-like consistency; about 5 minutes.  Do not boil.  Strain mixture into a bowl.  Cool; chill.

Add liquor and nutmeg. 

Makes about 16 servings

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