The Father of Our Country (hic) Egg Nog Recipe

George_Washington_by_Thomas_Stothard

Thomas Stothard “General Washington Leaning on His Horse” Dallas Museum of Art

George Washington’s Eggnog

6 eggs

2 cups heavy cream

1 cup milk

1 cup sugar

½ cup rum

½ cup brandy

½ cup whiskey

¼ cup rye whiskey

nutmeg for garnish

Separate egg yolks from whites, reserving whites. With whisk mix yolks, and gradually add cream, milk, and sugar. Refrigerate, covered. Meanwhile, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold dairy mixture into whipped egg whites. Add alcohol—small amounts at a time, to keep mixture from curdling. Refrigerate several hours (or as  long as several weeks). Serve garnished with dash of freshly ground nutmeg.

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