just made this year's batch. i use ruhlman's recipe: http://ruhlman.com/2016/11/plan-ahead-30-day-eggnog/
this was with 1L of 81 proof wild turkey and 1.5 cups of centenario anejo rum (left out the brandy)
i cracked the eggs whole into a silicon muffin tray. it was super easy to lift out the yolks, then transport the whole tray into the freezer to freeze the whites for later
we're expecting our second child in about 31 days so the timing is good -- right when this is hitting it's prime my wife will be able to partake.
I plan to make this over the weekend. It won't get to age as long as I originally wanted but it should still be delicious for Christmasmade the alton brown recipe in july. tasted it since - delicious, but leaving it until Christmas. there's going to be family shit. and boozy nog.
Drank some this weekend. It is amazing. There is no mistaking the booze on the nose, but it drinks so easy. It was good fresh; now it's just more rounded.Just made a batch of the Alton Brown recipe, but subbed 2 cups of grade B maple syrup instead of 2lbs sugar. Combining the syrup and egg yolks to a good consistency required the use of a hand blender. Used OWA, Remy 1738, and Black Seal 1:1:1. Added 1/2tsp of saigon cinnamon. It already tastes so good, I can't even imagine how it's going to be by Thanksgiving.
Finally sat down to follow-up tasting notes:Made 3 half-batches:
-Ruhlman recipe, half batch: Cut the booze to .5 liter total, basically dropped 5oz of bourbon, still plenty of alcohol to avoid spoilage issues. I made this recipe last year, but found it a touch boozy, even after aging. Hoping this will strike the right balance. Speaking of this recipe, i still have some from last November. Planning to try it again soon, hopefully it won't kill me.
-Clyde Common recipe: Another half batch, never made this before, excited to try it.
-"Cooks illustrated recipe": Pretty much this recipe cut in half: https://www.cooksillustrated.com/features/8318-how-we-developed-great-and-safe-aged-eggnog
Curious to see how it turns out and compare with the others.
I'm a total eggnog newb, (except store bought stuff) is there a decent recipe that I can whip up this week for Christmas morning?