Here is a recipe for Christmas Eggnog from our first president, in the exact words as they were written by George Washington himself.
This was one of his favorite concoctions for celebrating Christmas at Mount Vernon.
George Washington’s Christmas Eggnog
“One quart cream, one quart milk, one dozen tablespoons sugar, one pint brandy, ½ pint rye whiskey, ½ pint Jamaica rum, ¼ pint sherry—mix liquor first, then separate yolks and whites of 12 eggs, add sugar to beaten yolks, mix well. 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.”
Want a non-alcoholic version? Here’s a recipe for Non-Alcoholic Eggnog.
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