Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Night Drinks

It is an unseasonably cold day here today and I am off to (yet another!) Christmas party. It is a casual affair so my drink of choice tonight is a festive rum eggnog, this cute dress (worn by Jessica Alba) with a cardi to keep warm would be the perfect dress. Happy Friday!

Rum Eggnog Recipe:
Servings: 10
6 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 ounces rum
3 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus a pinch to garnish
Place a large bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill.
Meanwhile, separate the egg yolks and whites. Refrigerate the whites.
Once the bowl has chilled, add the egg yolks and use an electric hand mixer to beat for several seconds. Add the sugar and continue mixing until the sugar is dissolved and the yolks have turned light yellow, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the rum, then beat until well mixed. Add the milk, heavy cream and nutmeg, then beat until well mixed. Place the bowl in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Just before serving, place the egg whites in a second large bowl and use an electric mixer to beat until they form stiff peaks. Use a silicone spatula to gently fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture. Finish by gently whisking the eggnog to smooth the texture. Serve immediately.

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