A classic holiday cocktail, this Homemade Eggnog Cocktail is thick, rich and flavorful – everything a good eggnog should be!
Homemade Eggnog Cocktail
Before this year, I had never had real eggnog. You know, the from-scratch, homemade, authentic kind – not the kind that you get in a carton.
I liked store-bought eggnog – I’ve even incorporated it into several of my favorite recipes, like my Fluffy Eggnog Cake with Eggnog Buttercream or my 10-minute Eggnog Pancakes – but homemade eggnog is in a category all by itself. It’s almost like sipping on a old fashioned egg cream, or a custard milkshake with a good dose of holiday spice.
And when you incorporate some good quality rum into the mix? You’ve got one delicious cocktail, perfect for sipping with friends or while curled up in front of a fireplace with cozy socks and a blanket draped over your lap.
If you’ve never had homemade eggnog, you need to move some things around and free up some time on your calendar tonight – because this one is a must-make!
And just a note for those who may be squeamish about raw eggs – this is a cooked eggnog. The yolks and cream are cooked through, but the whites are incorporated while fluffy and cold. You could potentially leave out the whites but the texture will be thicker and the taste will be less balanced with a stronger egg taste.
Using pasteurized eggs and ensuring that the egg whites don’t come into contact with the outer shell are your best bets to prevent any issues with the raw egg whites. Egg substitute will not work for this recipe.
Ingredients to Make an Eggnog Cocktail
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1/3 cup sugar plus 1 Tablespoon
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy cream (35%)
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 4-6 oz rum, to taste
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