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Old Fashioned Boozy Eggnog Recipe

An old fashioned eggnog recipe...with a BIG kick! This boozy eggnog has been in our family for generations and is hands-down the best version of the drink you'll ever try!
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 40
Calories 256 kcal


  • 12 eggs
  • 1 quart heavy whipping cream
  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 liter bourbon minus 1 cup
  • 1 pint rum
  • 1 cup brandy
  • pinch salt


  • Gather 3 bowls. Two should be fairly large for the whipped cream and egg whites. A smaller bowl is fine for the egg yokes.
  • Separate the eggs.
  • Beat egg whites until very stiff. Set aside.
  • To the yolks, add 1 cup of sugar. Beat until very light yellow. Set aside.
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  • Wash egg beaters, then use to beat the heavy whipping cream, adding the other cup of sugar until it holds soft peaks. Don’t over beat—cream can turn into butter.
  • In a very large (2 gallon) glass jar, combine the ingredients from the bowls with the milk, booze, and salt.
  • Store in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally for at least one week before serving. Makes a gallon and a half.


You may use pasteurized eggs if concerned about raw eggs in recipe.


Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 47mgPotassium: 145mgSugar: 14gVitamin A: 457IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 1mg
Keyword desserts, drink, holiday
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