December 23, 2008

Some Mid-Week Christmas Cheer

Carroll Andrew Morse

Ye gods.

The weather has disrupted my theory of final-week Christmas shopping density. With Christmas falling on a Thursday and last-minute shoppers having three make-up days to catch up after realizing they can't possibly get it all done on the final weekend, it should have been an easy one this year.

However, with most of the final-weekend-before getting wiped out by the snowstorm, final stage holiday preparation insanity has been pushed to near maximum intensity.

Which means that, this year, George Washington's eggnog recipe may be a better aid than ever for helping you through…

  • One quart cream
  • One quart milk
  • One dozen tablespoons sugar
  • One pint brandy
  • 1/2 pint rye whiskey
  • 1/2 pint Jamaica rum
  • 1/4 pint sherry
Mix liquor first, then separate yolks and whites of eggs, add sugar to beaten yolks, mix well. Add liquor to mixture drop by drop at first, slowly beating. Add milk and cream, slowly beating. Beat whites of eggs until stiff and fold slowly into mixture. Let set in cool place for several days. Taste frequently.
And remember, as always with this recipe, the frequent tasting step should begin only after the final trip out for the evening.

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Oh man, I thought this recipe was going to be:

Pour brandy, whiskey, rum, and sherry into separate glasses. Pour cream in a bowl. Drink the brandy. Pour the milk in with the cream. Drink the whiskey. Mix the sugar with the the cream and milk. Drink the rum. Throw away the milk, cream and sugar in the trash. Finish off the sherry. Good night.

Posted by: Patrick at December 23, 2008 10:13 PM

As a diabetic,I can only admire this recipe from afar.Straight bottled in bond rye whiskey(Rittenhouse-cheap and GOOD)will have to suffice.Merry Christmas.

Posted by: joe bernstein at December 24, 2008 1:49 PM

Thanks for egging us on. I'll try 3.

Posted by: David at December 24, 2008 9:14 PM
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