We're all decked out for the holidays and, like anyone, we look forward to your every visit this holiday season. Invariably around this time of year, the discussion turns to eggnog. The stuff you buy in the store is generally terrible. Ronnybrook farms makes a good commercial version and most can be sufficiently doctored with bourbon and spices to make them palatable, but they're nothing like the real McCoy.
Here is a recipe that my friend Dale DeGroff adapted from the Jerry Thomas book, The Bon Vivant's Companion (1862).
General Harrison's Eggnog
- 1.5 oz Bourbon (Woodford Reserve)
- 1 fresh egg
- 3.5 oz Fresh cider
- 0.5 oz simple syrup
- Dash Dale's Pimento Bitters
- Nutmeg berry and grater for garnish
- Combine ingredients and shake with ice.
- Strain over into a large goblet.
- Grate nutmeg on top.