Recently on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the queen of crafts, Martha Stewart, made an appearance. Along with introducing unbreakable ornaments and plugging Home Depot, she also prepared a delicious classic holiday drink with a twist. It looked delicious, so I’ve found the recipe for Martha’s Classic Eggnog and would love to share it with all of the festive yuletide-goers like myself.
- 6 large eggs, separated
- ¾ cup superfine sugar
- 2 cups whole milk
- 3 cups heavy cream, plus more for garnish
- ½ cup bourbon, preferably Maker’s Mark
- ¼ cup dark rum, preferably Mount Gay
- ¼ cup Cognac, preferably Remy Martin Grand Cru
- Freshly grated nutmeg, for sprinkling
- Beat yolks in a very large bowl until thick and pale. Slowly beat in sugar. Whisk in milk and 2 cups cream. Mix in bourbon, rum and Cognac. Cover and refrigerate for up to one day.
- Just before serving, beat whites until stiff peaks form. Fold whites into eggnog. Whisk remaining 1 cup cream until stiff peaks form, and fold into eggnog. (Alternatively, you can fold half the whipped cream into eggnog, and top with remaining half.) Sprinkle with nutmeg.
Martha prepared hers in a large punchbowl, which is easy for serving. You could also store it in a container somewhat like a milk jug and keep it in the refrigerator. Pair this with some festive holiday treats and you’ll have created the most popular thing at your holiday party…well, besides the presents. Please drink responsibly!