Naughty or nice eggnog made for holiday sipping by the Christmas tree. You can use between one and two cups of bourbon, depending on the desired strength of your eggnog.
- 6 whole eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 to 2 cup bourbon whiskey
- 1 to 2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup vanilla sugar (or plain granulated sugar)
- Combine eggs, egg yolks, sugar and salt in a heavy bottom sauce pot. Whisk until smooth, then stir in milk.
- Cook and stir over low heat until custard is cooked to about 165F, or until thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract, bourbon and nutmeg. Cool completely.
- To finish, whisk cream and vanilla sugar in a mixing bowl until cream reaches stiff peaks. Fold cream into chilled custard. Pour into serving glasses and finish with a pinch of nutmeg and drizzle of bourbon (optional).