In this episode my Brother and I make Eggnog for Christmas. I know what your thinking it is too early for Christmas and Eggnog. This home recipe needs to age from now until christmas. Minimum time is 4 weeks.
For the eggnog:
12 large eggs yolks (reserve the whites)
2 cups granulated sugar
1 liter bourbon
1 quart (4 cups) whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup Cognac or brandy
1/2 cup Myers's dark rum
Pinch fine salt
12 reserved egg whites
1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream
Freshly grated nutmeg
For the eggnog:
Place the reserved egg whites in a very clean and airtight container and freeze until the eggnog is ready to serve.
Combine the yolks and sugar in a large bowl and whisk until well blended and creamy.
Add the the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
Transfer the mixture to a 1-gallon glass jar and tightly seal the lid. (Alternatively, you can bottle it.) Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 week and up to 3 weeks.
The night before serving, place the frozen egg whites in the refrigerator to thaw.
When ready to serve, let the egg whites come to room temperature. Place the egg whites in the very clean bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to a large punch bowl.
Place the cream in the stand mixer bowl (no need to wash the bowl) and whisk on high speed until medium peaks form, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to the punch bowl.
Stir the eggnog base with a rubber spatula to re-combine, then add it to the punch bowl. Gently whisk the eggnog together until just combined and no large pockets of whites or cream remain (do not overwhisk or you'll deflate the eggnog). Serve in punch cups over ice, if desired, and garnished with grated nutmeg.