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Friday, December 07, 2007

Time for Egg Nog

Egg nog is one of those obligatory drinks that people expect to see at holiday parties, but there's definitely something comforting about this old standby. There are endless recipes out there, but this week, the folks at Mt. Gay partnered with bartender Jonathan Pogash at The World Bar in New York City for a little egg nog celebration of their own, so we thought we'd pass along Jonathan's recipe. Of course, egg nog often calls for bourbon and/or brandy, but this recipe is a nice twist on a classic holiday treat. If you're planning to make egg nog this year, definitely make it from scratch—homemade nog beats the pants off the store-bought stuff anyday.

The World Bar Egg Nog
10 large, grade AA eggs, separated
1 cup superfine sugar
3 cups heavy cream
2 cups Mount Gay Eclipse Rum
6 tsp. pure almond extract
6 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Glass: cocktail, wine or flute
Garnish: grated nutmeg and cinnamon

Separate eggs into two bowls. Beat yolks until stiff, and beat whites with half the sugar until peaks form. Slowly fold whites and yolks together. Separately, beat cream with almond extract, vanilla and remaining sugar in a bowl until stiff. Slowly fold in cream with egg mixture. Add rum and stir gently. Refrigerate overnight, or serve immediately. Serves 18–20.


courtney said...

yay! I was looking through my holiday issues yesterday for an egg nog recipe and didn't see one...good to have an Imbibe-tested version!

jmk said...

Perfect timing! I have a party tomorrow night, and was just looking around for a good egg nog recipe. I also can't wait to make that rose punch in the new issue; sounds amazing!

brooklyn said...

I know it might be boring, but I just have to have at least a glass of egg nog every Christmas. Otherwise life just doesn't feel complete. Love the mag, btw.

annalynn said...

I wish I had this recipe for Thanksgiving, but I'm definitely going to give it a try for Christmas! Thanks!

leslie said...

My husband is a rum fanatic, so this is great. Finally I can get him to drink egg nog!

brianellin said...

That's a lot of eggs. Thanks for the egg nog tip.

seattle said...

We made this two nights ago. Best egg nog ever! We quartered the recipe for a smaller batch, and used bourbon because we didn't have rum on hand. Worked great, but it would probably be even better with rum.

Tip: My husband likes his egg nog less frothy, so he added a little whole milk to his second glass for a more liquid result. (If you try this, you might want to add more rum/bourbon too.)