It’s only fitting that Christmas Eve be designated National Egg Nog Day. I’ve never seen anyone drink Egg Nog in July- I’m pretty sure it’s not even available in stores after the New Year’s. There is no question that this creamy drink is the official beverage of the holiday season.
You’ve probably had a couple of glasses of Egg Nog at some point in your life, but do you know what’s in it? The recipe is rather simple: milk, eggs, sugar, light cream, cinnamon, and let’s not forget a good splash of bourbon or rum to make Egg Nog extra special! (Keep in mind that adding alcohol is optional and the amount you add is up to you. So if you do make it an alcoholic beverage, please drink responsibly.)
Since martini’s were all the rage this year, Egg Nog Martini’s will definitely make your holiday party a hit!
Egg Nog Martini (serves 10)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for garnish
- 8 cups whole milk
- 6 large egg yolks
- 3 cups brandy
1- Set a large fine mesh sieve over a large bowl. Place bottom of bowl in an ice bath; set aside. Off heat, in medium pan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice. Gradually whisk in half the milk, taking care to incorporate the cornstarch.
2- Whisk in egg yolks. Whisking constantly, cook over medium heat until the first large bubble sputters, 10 to 12 minutes. Reduce heat to low; cook, whisking constantly 1 minutes more. Remove from heat. Immediately pour through sieve into bowl.
3- Stir in remaining milk. Let cool completely in bowl still set in ice bath.
4- Just before serving, stir in brandy, and ladle into glasses. Garnish with pumpkin pie spice.
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