Capital Eggnog

Capital Eggnog Recipe
Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Trim the tree and get in the holiday spirit with a cup of homemade Capital Eggnog. No other drink quite epitomizes the holidays like eggnog. Cheers!



Makes 9 cups
Total time: 4 Hours, 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 35 Minutes
Total: 4 Hours, 5 Minutes


6 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
12 pasteurized egg yolks
2 cups sugar
Praline or bourbon liqueur (optional)
Freshly ground nutmeg


Cook milk, heavy cream, and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes or until steaming (about 150°). Reduce heat to low. Whisk together egg yolks and sugar in a large saucepan until smooth. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until mixture reaches at least 160° (about 25 minutes). Whisk milk mixture into egg mixture. Cool 30 minutes; transfer to a pitcher. Cover and chill 3 to 24 hours. Pour desired amount of praline or bourbon liqueur into each glass, if desired. Top with eggnog. Sprinkle with freshly ground nutmeg.

David Burnette,

The Capital Hotel, Little Rock, Arkansas,

Southern Living

December 2011
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