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Miss Ida's Eggnog


Make this tasty eggnog, a family recipe from event planner Bronson Van Wyck, for a traditional holiday drink no one can resist.

  • Servings: 12

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2009


  • 12 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups whiskey
  • 2 ounces rum
  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 6 cups heavy cream
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, for serving


  1. Beat egg yolks together in a large bowl; whisk in sugar until well combined. Slowly whisk in whiskey, rum, and brandy until fully incorporated. While whisking, slowly add 4 cups heavy cream and whisk until well combined. Transfer to refrigerator until chilled, at least 2 hours.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into chilled liquor mixture. Add remaining 2 cups heavy cream to mixer and whisk until soft peaks form. Fold into liquor mixture. Transfer to a large punch bowl or serve in individual glasses. Sprinkle with nutmeg before serving.

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