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How to Make Homemade Eggnog with Texas Bourbon

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At some point in your life, you've wanted to know how to make eggnog. Well, you're in luck. In the video above, we'll show you a super simple and delicious recipe for how to make egg nog with Texas bourbon. Yes, there are raw eggs in this homemade eggnog recipe, but you can't really fill your heirloom punch bowl with anything less than the real deal. Grate some cinnamon from a cinnamon stick into the milk mixture for a welcome zing among the heavy whipping cream.

Eggnog keeps for a long time if you make it with alcohol. You'll want to make sure you whip the egg mixture into soft peaks that are easily folded into the best bourbon eggnog recipe out there. Booze also acts as a bactericide, helping to kill any harmful germs that may linger in the beverage. You can use a wide range of spirits in eggnog, but bourbon is the most common. Fresh nutmeg makes a difference here, grate that teaspoon off a fresh nugget. For this recipe, we used bourbon from Balcones Distilling, a Waco-based distillery. Their bourbon is featured on our list of 13 Texas Cocktails and Liquors You need to Try.

Make sure to refrigerate your homemade eggnog before Christmas or holiday festivities begin. You can also freeze it for long periods of time, so you can dip into the fridge a few months down the road if you want a sip of belated holiday cheer.

What you'll need to make Bourbon Eggnog:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pint whole milk
  • 3 ounces whiskey
  • 1 Tsp grated nutmeg

Extra mix

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Watch the video above to learn how to make eggnog with Texas bourbon in this recipe.

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How about that for an easy holiday cocktail?

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