Not Your Grandma's Eggnog is a delicious Bourbon Eggnog holiday drink to be enjoyed all holiday/winter long! Rich, creamy, sweet, and easy to make!
If you're looking for more holiday cocktails, try this Sparking Bourbon Sangria, Christmas Sangria, and Bourbon Smash!
It's officially the holidays!! *Alexa, play "This Christmas" by Donny Hathaway"* Grab a cup of this Not Your Grandma's Eggnog and let's chat! Have you decorated your tree yet? Are your stocking hung by the chimney with care?! Well, for me, we put up our tree last weekend and I am LOVING all of the warm lights and Christmas music in the background. In addition to all of the adornments, nothing screams holiday more than eggnog. This eggnog, specifically.
No shade to the store bought eggnog, but that's not eggnog (in my opinion). THIS is eggnog. It's rich and creamy, it's full of cinnamon and clove and nutmeg and ginger ... and frankly, it's simply delicious. It's not your grandma's eggnog! In addition to being delicious, it's SUPER easy to make.
Typically, eggnog has either rum or vodka. However, this Not Your Grandma's eggnog uses bourbon... because you guessed it, it's not your grandma's. lol But I wanted to use bourbon because bourbon has really deep and beautiful flavors like caramel and vanilla and butterscotch. In my humble opinion, I think that this choice of spirits goes exceptionally well with the spices listed above. I often pair bourbon with cinnamon because it's the perfect marriage. It also add a really smooth touch to the eggnog and makes it even more enjoyable.
So tell me, do you typically decorate for Christmas before or after Thanksgiving? Because we ALWAYS decorate for Christmas November 1st (or the first weekend after Halloween) but this year, things were a bit different. Today is the first day that I actually felt the christmas spirit. So weird because this is my ACTUAL favorite time of the year... although I was a bit sad to say goodbye to pumpkin season. But here we are.
Absolutely not! With or without alcohol, this eggnog is delicious! Not adding alcohol will not alter the taste or consistency of the eggnog.
Because this is fresh eggnog without any preservatives, I would only store this up to 3-4 days MAX. However, 9 times out of 10, after you taste this eggnog, you'll want to drink all of it immediately! For best storage practice, I would store this eggnog in a glass container with an airtight lid, such as a mason jar. It'll keep it freshest the longest!
I highly recommend using a hand mixer for this recipe, but you can use a stand mixer as well. The hand mixer comes in handy when mixing the egg yolks and the egg whites. The stand mixer is a bit higher up from the bottom of bowl. With a hand mixer, I can really beat the eggs and get them nice and frothy. You will also need a large sauce pan and a sieve. The sieve is not mandatory but I highly recommend it because it ensures that the eggnog is super smooth in texture. In addition, this isn't mandatory, but I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using freshly grated nutmeg for this recipe. It is NOT mandatory, but it makes a really nice difference in the taste!
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Perfectly spiced and creamy. Eggnog is my dad's favorite and he could not get enough of it!
Absolutely delicious! Had to make two batches, it was gone within a day.
So glad to hear this! Thanks for your feedback!
I could really drink eggnog all year with this recipe. IT's so delicious. Thick, creamy and decadent. I've gotta add a little splash of bourbon on my next sips!
Eggnog has always scared me but your recipe changed my mind and won me over!! This was perfect!!
My dad is an eggnog fanatic, so he was super impressed when I made this for him! He asked me for the recipe because he doesn't ever want store bought eggnog again!
This eggnog is so delicious and cozy! Thanks for the recipe!
Didn't realize how easy it was to make eggnog til making this. Thank you for sharing your recipe!
I absolutely love this eggnog recipe!! It will be added to all of my holiday celebrations!!
I'm an eggnog person and this one is a definite winner.
Your eggnog made a believer out of us. Great tasking holliday drink.