George Washington's Eggnog Recipe is purported to be from our first president himself, and speaks to the longevity of this merry holiday cocktail. (I've halved the original recipe and re worded for clarity)
Cover the eggnog tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or up to several days to allow the flavors to develop.
Ladle into glasses and serve with whipped cream and a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg.
I halved George's recipe, so double for a larger crowd.
Be sure to use pasteurized eggs because the eggs are not cooked in this recipe. Pregnant women, children, the elderly, or anyone with a weakened immune system are especially at risk.
Don't worry too much about what brands to use, any decent labels will work. Be sure to use a drinking sherry, not cooking wine.
President Eisenhower's eggnog recipe (from the Eisenhower Library
1 dozen egg yolks
1 pound granulated sugar
1 quart bourbon (part of this may be either rum or brandy)
1 quart coffee cream (this is half and half)
1 quart whipping cream
InstructionsPut the dozen egg yolks in an electric mixer. Feed in the granulated sugar very slowly as to get a completely smooth, clear light mixture. When this is perfectly smooth, begin to add the bourbon very slowly. (The process up to here would typically consume at least 30 minutes -- with a good mixer.) Add one quart of coffee cream. Put the whole thing in the ice box until a half hour before serving, at which time the whipping cream should be beaten until only moderately thick. Be careful not to get it too thick. Mix it slowly into the mixture and serve with nutmeg.Cheers!
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/george-washingtons-eggnog-recipe/ December 7, 2020