Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It is time for eggnog

As an overly cautious law school grad, I cannot possibly tell yall to risk life and limb by eating raw eggs. I'm just gonna tell you what I do this time every year!

In the Funder Haus, I make eggnog around Thanksgiving. I mean real eggnog - the kind with raw eggs, sugar, cream, and liquor. I use this recipe. Perhaps you are not as brave/adventurous/foolish as me, and you have questions!

Seriously? Yep, I let it age at least three weeks. I've heard of people drinking it after a year in the fridge, but I never have any left after New Years.

Taste? It doesn't taste like raw eggs. It tastes indescribably rich, alcoholic, and yummy. It's something to sip and savor.

No, G did not approve of this idea three years ago. He was sure I was going to die when I drank three-week-old egg drink. I wouldn't shut up about how amazingly good it was and as soon as he got brave and tried it he became a convert too.

Ingredients? Mid range stuff: Makers' Mark, Bacardi, and some XO Cognac. My eggs, because I have chickens, dammit.

Technique? Yes, you need a funnel. No, I don't have a gallon sized mixing bowl - I whip the egg yolks and sugar, whip in the cream and milk, then funnel that mix into an empty gallon jug. Add the liquor into the jug and gently shake to mix everything. Stick it in the fridge til Christmas.

Finishing? I actually don't care for egg whites in the finished drink. I whip a little more cream and blob that on top with some nutmeg. It's stupendous served straight up, too.

No matter what kind of diet you are on, this will be cheating.  It's worth it.  I'll spend all month passing up cookies and bread in order to sip eggnog.


  1. I like the idea of eggnog... however, the last time I had it, not only was it delicious but it knocked my ever loving socks off. Nuff said ;)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Funder!

  2. This sounds wonderful! I know what I'll be doing on Sunday!! Thanks for sharing the recipe -

  3. The alcohol sounds good. Eggs, not so much. The only way I like eggs is in cake.

  4. I love eggs but I do find eggnog to be gross.

  5. Funder--I think I'm sticking to margaritas. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Sounds wonderful - I may have to make this! I've always figured if you add enough alcohol to anything, you'll kill whatever evil germs await. And if you don't kill them and get sick, you'll be too tanked to care anyway.

  7. I love eggnog but only buy the store stuff, because I had homemade stuff once and it was an....interesting experience. No aging occured (one of many issues....). This ALMOST makes me want to try a batch of my own!


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