Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Hands-on Time
35 Mins
Total Time
4 Hours 5 Mins
Makes 9 cups

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!


How to Make It

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.

The Capital Hotel, Little Rock, Arkansas

Ratings & Reviews

Joanette's Review

January 03, 2013
Just a little to sweet. We added extra milk to thin it out.

jeriebutler's Review

December 24, 2012
Best eggnog ever!

sugarbaker9762's Review

January 09, 2012