I believe that I once told my boyfriend I would like to someday be the mom/wife who was barefoot in the kitchen. I don’t care you can call me old fashioned. I love things that are old. Old sweaters, old cars, used boxes and mix tapes. I didn’t get a digital camera till two years ago. I know it may be contradictory having an IPhone, writing a blog and at the same time being obsessed with Bing Crosby during the Holidays and Old Fashioned Recipes; Like fruit cake and Eggnog. But I am. No apologies necessary. Recently I was invited to a friend of mine’s annual Christmas Family Caroling Extravaganza. The family is one of the oldest in the city I live in and in their tradition, lined walls, corner to corner are pictures of newspaper clippings, election bills from 1965 and memorabilia of the family’s residence in Beacon. It was fascinating. I lucked out and skipping out on the caroling, I instead got introduced to a most fabulous version of Eggnog!!! Two funny things I know about Eggnog; ONE. Eggnog was how my boyfriend discovered he was lactose intolerant(sorry it had to happen this way sweetie) and TWO. It can get you drunk if your intake isn’t carefully monitored.
Eggnog is also an interesting way to get your protein and I strongly suggest when making this recipe exclusively to use Fresh, farm raised, organic eggs. Apparently the FDA no longer allows eggnog to be sold with more than 1% eggs. This recipe most certainly could not pass that regulation. So that is why you can make it yourself. The best kind of ANYTHING!!
Here it goes. The recipe was extracted 40 years ago from The Daily News and let me tell you people, forty years ago they didn’t mess around with alcohol consumption one bit. This batch is strong and this is a halved recipe from the original. But I will tell you, if you are looking for a delicious old fashioned batch of Eggnog, this is it!!
(Use with Caution)
1/2 cup Peach Schnapps
1 cup Brandi
1/2 cup Rum
1 cup Sugar
6 Eggs Separated
3 cups Milk
1 cup Heavy Cream
1 tablespoon Nutmeg
Whisk egg yolks and sugar together and add to alcohol mixture; let sit over nite. When ready to prepare add milk and cream to the alcohol mixture.
Beat egg whites to form a meringue and then add it to the top of the eggnog.
Enjoy and I would suggest sharing this with many people and definitely not driving after consuming, or just have a taste, in fact that will probably be all you need
Most importantly enjoy your holidays!!
Love and merriness to all of you everywhere!!!