I'll put the egg nog in Grandmother Nash's punch bowl! In this picture from Dolan and Tara's Rehearsal Dinner Party it has Sangria in it.
Merry Christmas everyone!
This year, I decided to share my Great-grandmother's Kentucky Egg Nog recipe. It has been a well guarded and cherished secret for over a hundred and twenty five years, however I might as well share it before Martha, Paula, or Rachael Rae steal it... and claim it as their own!
Offutt Kentucky Egg Nog
You will need several large bowls.
1 dozen large eggs, divided.
Beat the yolks until they are thick and lemon colored.
While still beating add 1 1/2 c. sugar and 1 pt. whiskey, 100 proof, green label, not sour mash.
(The alcohol "cooks" the eggs) Set aside.
Beat the whites in a copper bowl. As they begin to foam slowly add 1/2 c. sugar. Beat until they are thick and almost ready to peak. Set aside.
Whip 1 quart heavy whipping cream adding 1/2 c. sugar as the cream thickens.
Stir cream into yolk mixture. Gently fold in the whites.
Get out the antique punch bowl, garnish the tray with a little fresh holly then call some cheerful friends... this stuff is Killer!
*Disclaimer: This Egg Nog will possibly clog arteries, causing holiday heart problems. Use in moderation.