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Eggnog Cocktail

  • Yield: 8 to 10 cups


  • 10 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg plus some for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
  • Pinch salt


  • In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, beat together the egg yolks and sugar. Stir in the half-and-half. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon with a thin film and reaches at least 160?F. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream, nutmeg, vanilla, bourbon, brandy and Grand Marnier. Cool, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Just before serving, beat the egg whites in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form, then fold them into the eggnog. Serve cold in punch cups and sprinkle with nutmeg.