December 23, 2011

LSL {Foodie Friday} - Eggnog Martini

It's officially the start of the Christmas weekend and nothing says Christmas more to me than a spiked eggnog drink. I do find it a little weird that this is the only time of year we are allowed to drink eggnog, so I figure why not make it a stiff one to celebrate the long holiday weekend.

Eggnog Martini
{Adapted by Miss Martha}
Serves 8

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice, plus more for garnish
8 cups whole milk
6 large egg yolks
3 cups brandy

1. Set a large fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl. Place bottom of bowl in an ice bath; set aside. Off heat, in a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg, and pumpkin-pie spice. Gradually whisk in 4 cups milk, taking care to incorporate the cornstarch. Whisk in egg yolks.

2. Whisking constantly, cook over medium heat until the first large bubble sputters, 10 to 12 minutes. Reduce heat to low; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute more. Remove from heat; immediately pour through sieve into bowl. Stir in remaining 4 cups milk. Let cool completely in bowl still set in ice bath.

3. Just before serving, stir in brandy, and ladle into glasses; garnish with pumpkin-pie spice.

What's your favorite Christmas-time drink? Hot buttered rum? Peppermint mochas? Hot Toddy? Spread that holiday cheer and break out the booze! 


1 comment:

  1. Excellent recipe!!!! I was just thinking about eggnog and wondering how I could spice it up.

    I'm totes going to try it this weekend...I'll let you know how it turns out!

    Merry Christmas to you!! :)


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