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Holiday Eggnog Recipe
Holiday Eggnog Recipe
Serves: 4

For safety reasons, you should use pasteurized eggs for this recipe. If you can't find them at the store, here's a site that can help you find retailers in your area that carry them. Or you can make your own pasteurized eggs at home in the microwave.

6 eggs
½ cup plus another ¼ cup sugar
1 qt half and half
½ cup bourbon
½ cup brandy
½ tsp nutmeg

Separate the eggs and collect the yolks in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer or a glass bowl.
Using the mixer's whisk attachment or an electric beater, beat the egg yolks and ½ cup sugar until it's a light yellow color.
Stir in the half and half, the bourbon, brandy and the nutmeg.
Beat the egg whites plus the remaining ¼ cup sugar until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk-cream mixture. Transfer to a refrigerator and chill for at least an hour.
Ladle into cups, garnish with an additional dusting of ground nutmeg and serve.