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Hump Day Happy Hour

Whip Up Homemade Eggnog This Holiday

With the holidays in full swing, eggnog is often the drink of choice at cocktail parties and seasonal celebrations. For your own festivities, whip up a homemade 'nog of note that will instantly fill your guests with the Christmas spirit.

We asked chef David Guas of Virginia's Bayou Bakery to share his indulgent bourbon and rum recipe. Once you get a sip of this savory drink, you'll agree that store-bought stuff doesn't even compare.



1 quart whole milk

2/3 cup granulated sugar

1 tbsp. freshly grated nutmeg

1 whole cinnamon stick

16 egg yolks

1 oz. bourbon (preferably Maker's Mark)

1 oz. dark rum (preferably Myers's or Goslings)


Combine milk, nutmeg, cinnamon stick and half the sugar in a 4-quart saucepot. Stir and bring to a boil. Place egg yolks and remaining sugar into glass or stainless steel mixing bowl. Whisk yolks and sugar while slowly pouring in the hot milk mixture. If the resulting blend isn't slightly thick, then return it to stove on a very low heat and stir until the mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon (be very careful not to scramble the eggs). Once thick enough, strain the mixture into a storable container, and then chill by submerging in an ice bath until the base is completely cool. Store in fridge for up to five days. Stir in alcohol and serve.

  • Tracey Kusiewicz / StockFood
Hump Day Happy Hour
Whip Up Homemade Eggnog This Holiday
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