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If you've misplaced your recipe for a classic eggnog cocktail, look no further. This creamy drink is sure to usher you into a sweet holiday slumber.

Recipe by Southern Living December 2001

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Makes 3 quarts
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat milk in a large saucepan over medium heat. (Do not boil.)

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  • Beat eggs and salt at medium speed with an electric mixer until thick and pale; gradually add sugar, beating well. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot milk into egg mixture; add to remaining hot milk, stirring constantly.

  • Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, 25 to 30 minutes or until milk mixture thickens and reaches 160°.

  • Stir in bourbon, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Remove from heat, and cool. Cover and chill up to 2 days.

  • Beat whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold whipped cream into milk mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg before serving.

Chef's Notes

*1 1/2 to 2 cups milk may be substituted for bourbon.

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