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My Simple Egg Nog Recipe

December 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

I’m packing on the pounds already and it’s only December 3.  The main culprit is a not quite egg nog that I’m making too much of.   We’ve been tweaking a recipe originally written by Dale Degroff in one of his books.  It’s very nice…and very rich.

Into a cocktail shaker loaded with ice combine:

2 oz brandy (Navan vanilla Cognac makes it incredible but I’m cheap)
4 oz whole milk (this is nog – no skim or 1% or 2% dammit)
1 oz simple syrup (1 part sugar to 1 part water melted together)
1 egg (I’m narrowing it down to liking the mediums)
4 healthy dashes of vanilla
cinnamon to taste (good amount)

Shake this hard.  Then shake it harder.  Then shake it some more.  You’re beating that egg to death to create a light fluffy texture.

Strain into a glass with fresh ice.  Sprinkle some nutmeg on top.

Put on silly, Christmas themed pajamas, turn the lights down, sit down and drink.

I promise it will immanentize the eschaton.

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