So, after the last post, you may have been thinking, Why do you get invited to Christmas parties? The answer: I make the most kick ass eggnog on the freaking planet. It is true. I am a humble guy, but facts is facts.
Good eggnog is like ice cream that has not been frozen. It is just all kinds of milk fat and eggy goodness. With the right combo of sugar and nutmeg, it is a thing of beauty. Now the following recipe actually works better if you double it, but that is a ton of nogg, use at your own discretion.
So, here you are, the recipe that will get you invited to all the parties, even if you are an intolerable asshole, just like me.
Now... You can get sick if you consume undercooked, or in this case, raw, eggs. So, take care in where you purchase your eggs, make sure they are well within the expiration date.
4 egg yolks (yes you have to separate the yolks from the whites. If you don't the texture sucks, and you don't get enough air in the mixture)
1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
1 pint whole milk (DO NOT SKIMP!!! Not 2%, not skim! You want the fat here. This is a holiday drink, not something you pound down every Tuesday)
1 cup heavy cream (Hells yeah!)
3 ounces cane Rum (You can use bourbon here, but I don't like the flavor that bourbon gives the mix. Make sure you use a good quality rum, and make sure that it is NOT spiced rum, No Captain Morgan.)
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (Imperative that it is freshly ground. As soon as you start to grate a spice, it looses its potency. Nutmeg is very powerful, and the flavor is absolutely essential to the drink. If you don't go with fresh nutmeg, then just drink some cream and milk with sugar, you get the same flavor and don't have to worry about the sickness from the eggs.)
4 egg whites
In the bowl, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color (I use a little hand mixer. Goes faster and does a better job). Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Add the milk, cream, rum and nutmeg and stir to combine.
Place the egg whites in a bowl and beat to soft peaks (Important that you use a good whisk here). Gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
Whisk the egg whites into the mixture. Chill and serve bask in the awesome.