This Eggnog recipe was in draft for more than one year! Though I make eggnog every year, however, before clicking a few decent pictures we got to finish the drink at home. Last week while returning from the office we picked a bottle of Bourbon as we were out of stock and then I decided to write the recipe without fail. I am not a whiskey person unless it is used in any cocktail, I prefer gin or vodka over it, however, Mehebub loves whiskey. Coming to Bourbon, which is an American-origin whiskey, I prefer using it while making homemade eggnog over other alcohol.
- What's in a name?
- Different versions of Egg-nog
- Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic Egg Punch:
- Before going further with the recipe for Eggnog!
- Here's how I make Eggnog at Debjanir Rannaghar!
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Eggnog is a family favorite. Here I must mention Eggnog can be both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Pasta's portion obviously does not contain alcohol. she loves her eggnog a bit hot instead of chilled. It seems my six years old is already started enjoying the goodness of mulled drinks. On the other hand, Mehebub also enjoys it thoroughly. He loves anything and everything prepared with Egg and milk and Eggnog is no exception. In addition, the alcoholic version calls for either Whisky Bourbon, or Brandy, and needless to say he enjoys his portion of all of those. On the other hand, I am a vodka person in general and don't like Whiskey or Bourbon much, however, I love Eggnog.
What's in a name?
Eggnog is an Egg-based rich milk punch that is served chilled. This drink is quite popular in Australia, the United States, and also Canada. In the said countries Eggnog is prepared commercially as well as at home. However, in India, and especially in Kolkata, we don't have many options for commercially prepared Egg-nog. The word Eggnog stands for a froth-like egg milk punch. It is said that this drink originated from the medieval drink posset which was a hot milk-based drink. Posset was known to be a drink served to cure a cold. Later egg was added to it. Egg-nog was known to be a drink for wealthy people considering the ingredients used. The word nog stands for "strong ale" and Egg-nog is a creamy rich drink.
Different versions of Egg-nog
Though the chilled version of Eggnog is more popular, however, it is served hot as well. Apart from that in Venezuela and Trinidad, a cream-based liquor, Ponche Crema is prepared which is a distant cousin of Eggnog.
Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic Egg Punch:
Eggnog or the milk punch is prepared with or without Alcohol. I make both versions at home; alcoholic for us and non-alcoholic for Pasta. When it comes to Alcohol; bourbon, whiskey, brandy, cognac, sherry, rum, and grain; anything can be used. I, however, prefer to make it with either Bourbon Whiskey or Brandy based on the availability of the particular variety at home. To be very frank we are not quite regular with Bourbon and hence I mostly use the other two.
Before going further with the recipe for Eggnog!
This recipe calls for raw eggs and so please make sure to purchase a good quality egg to make it. I mostly use free-range eggs while making this. Some people prefer not cooking the eggs while I prefer them to be cooked. The cooking of eggs is accepted widely to avoid any hazard which may be caused by raw eggs.
Here's how I make Eggnog at Debjanir Rannaghar!Print
- Total Time: 40 mins
- Yield: 6 People 1x
Eggnog is an egg-based drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) prepared during the winter. This is also known as egg punch
- 6 Egg (free-range)
- 2 cup Milk
- 1 cup Cream
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- ⅓ cup Castor Sugar
- 120ml Bourbon (check note for substitute)
- 1 Tsp. Nutmeg Powder
- ½ Tsp. Clove powder
- 5 drops of Vanilla essence
- 4-5 Cinnamon Sticks (for decoration)
- Separate the eggs into white and yolk. Make sure that the white part does not have a little bit of yolk even.
- Keep the egg white in the refrigerator.
- Take the yolk along with brown sugar in a bowl and beat it to make a lemon-yellow-colored creamy mixture.
- Do not add sugar in one go.
- Add in small portions and keep blending.
- Meanwhile, take milk in a bowl and let it boil on low flame.
- Add vanilla essence, clove powder, and half of the nutmeg powder, and bring it to a boil.
- Now add the yolk mixture to the milk and mix vigorously.**
- Do not add the entire mixture in one go.
- Add ⅓ and mix and then add again and keep mixing.
- Switch the flame off and wait till the mixture comes to room temperature.
- Add cream and fold lightly.
- Now add the liquor and lightly mix.
- I add the liquor after separating the non-alcoholic portion from it.
- Now strain it and refrigerate for an hour.
- Egg white is added at the time of serving the drink. You can store the drink for a week without adding the egg white.
- Beat the chilled egg white at the time of serving the drink.
- Blend the egg white along with castor sugar to make meringue.
- A semi-soft pick is needed.
- Fold the meringue lightly with the drink.
- Pour the frothy drink into glasses and serve it chilled after sprinkling a little nutmeg powder.
- Decorate the Christmas special Eggnog with a cinnamon stick.
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Category: Drinks, alcoholic
- Method: cooking
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 150ml
- Calories: 310
- Sodium: 114mg
- Fat: 8.5g
- Saturated Fat: 3.9g
- Carbohydrates: 39.4g
- Fiber: 0.3g
- Protein: 38.3g
- Cholesterol: 178mg
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