Bourbon Egg Nog

Oh my word this is the first time I have made eggnog and its all kinds of yum. This drink is like nectar of the god for a custard fanatic, its very much like a spicy boozed up custard drink.. GLORIOUS. Before I give you the recipe Homer Simpson summed up how good egg nog really is, enjoy my friends!

Marge: Homer, didn't you get any milk? All I see is egg nog.

Homer: 'Tis the season, Marge! We only get thirty sweet noggy days.

Then the government takes it away again. [pours some on his
Lisa: [chokes on her cereal] I think I'm having chest pains.

Egg Nog ( courtesy of Alton Brown )

4 egg yolks

43g sugar, plus 1 tablespoon

500ml whole milk

230ml heavy cream

85ml ounces bourbon

1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

4 egg whites


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 43g sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, over high heat, combine the milk, heavy cream and nutmeg and bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and gradually add the hot mixture into the egg and sugar mixture. Then return everything to the pot and cook until the mixture reaches 75c degrees. 
  3. Remove from the heat, stir in the bourbon, pour into a medium mixing bowl, and set in the refrigerator to chill.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. With the mixer running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Whisk the egg whites into the chilled mixture.
Thanks for reading and enjoy!