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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

25 Days of Christmas Cocktails, Day 25: Jeffrey Morgenthaler's Egg Nog

Photo: Jeffrey Morgenthaler
Merry Christmas! While the presents are being opened and the pie passed around, toast the day with Jeffrey Morgenthaler's tequila-and-sherry Egg Nog, an undisputed modern classic. We may or may not have sipped our way through a few rounds of this very cocktail at the Imbibe holiday lunch this year, so we can vouch for the Christmas-worthiness of the drink.

Jeffrey Morgenthaler's Egg Nog
12 large eggs
18 oz. granulated sugar
12 oz. anejo tequila
15 oz. Amontillado sherry
36 oz. whole milk
24 oz. heavy cream
3 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
Tools: blender or stand mixer
Glass: punch
Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg

In a blender or stand mixer on low speed, beat eggs until smooth. Slowly add nutmeg, and sugar until incorporated and dissolved. Slowly add sherry, tequila, milk and cream. Refrigerate overnight and serve in small chilled cups. Dust with fresh nutmeg before serving.

Makes 1 gallon.

Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common, Portland, OR