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December 21, 2014 by Matt Tropiano
Tags: Christmas, Drinking

Merry Christmas, everybody. Square won a Cacoward, and Doom turned 21!

And you know what that means - Doom is old enough to drink in the United States! And it's good timing too, because when I think Christmas, I think drinkin'.

So this year, I'm gonna share my Tropiano Family Egg Nog Recipe with y'all.

Christmas Egg Nog

Yer gonna need some tools:
  • Every bowl you can get your mitts on (or maybe just three really big ones).
  • A Rubber Spatula (for folding)
  • Electric Beater
  • A large ladle for serving.
Ingredients (in English Imperial, 'cuz I can't be bothered to convert):
  • 6 Jumbo Eggs
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup Whiskey or Bourbon or Brandy
  • 1/3 cup of Rum
  • 2 cups of Heavy Cream
  • 2 1/2 cups of Milk (2% milkfat or fattier - none of that 1% crap)
  1. Get your biggest bowl and a smaller one and separate the eggs into whites and yolks (whites go in one bowl, yolks go in your largest bowl - very important!).
  2. Beat the egg whites until they are thick and fluffy (check for “peaks”).
  3. In a third bowl, whip cream into whipped cream.
  4. Beat the egg yolks until thick and yellow.
  5. Slowly beat sugar into yolk.
  6. Add the 2 1/2 cups of milk to the sugar-yolk and slowly blend them together with the electric beater.
  7. Stir in the Rum and the Whiskey or Bourbon or Brandy.
  8. Fold the whipped cream into your main mixture.
  9. Fold the egg whites into your main mixture.
  10. Serve with nutmeg or cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Makes approx. 1 gallon, about 12 proof (6% ABV).

The Egg Nog starts separating after a while, so you might need to use your serving ladle to mix during serving.

I find that a good quality, unflavored sugar cane rum and E&J XO Brandy work the best as far as liquor goes. You might be able to get away with a vanilla liqueor instead of Bourbon or Brandy - something sweet always works well.

Enjoy! Merry Christmas to all, and to all, GET CRUNK.

Update: Thought of a WAY better title for this entry.

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