Sunday, 18 December 2011

Dear Lola,

We have unintentionally discovered another small Christmas tradition in our family.

Tis’ the making of eggnog!

I can safely say our obsession with eggnog was inspired by this scene from one of our all time favourite Christmas movies - 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation', where Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) drink eggnog from glass moose mugs.

This is our fourth Christmas spent perfecting this creamy-licious drink & I think Papa has found a spot on blend.

Makes 1.5 litres

6 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup brandy
1/2 cup Jamaican rum
2 cups whipping cream
2 cups milk


- Beat eggs for 2-3 minutes until very frothy.
- Gradually beat in sugar, vanilla  & nutmeg.
- Stir in brandy, rum, milk & cream.
- Pour into jug for serving.
- Best served ice cold. 

*Give eggnog a quick stick blend before serving with a sprinkle of nutmeg

Papa usually takes the reins on this one, and I supervise & taste, which some (me) would say is the hardest job of them all. 

2009 eggnog trial

And as for you, well this is your second year joining in on our tradition. We think you spent last year snoozing, but this year you were of much more use, as you handed over crucial ingredients, ate watermelon & watched on with eager eyes.

And what  better way to enjoy eggnog than in the yard under the Christmas tree with the ones you love.

Your mama

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