Kennedy's Family Eggnog

This is Kennedy's family recipe, passed down from generation to generation--it's really spoon eggnog. His is on the right. I used the same recipe, but didn't whip the heavy cream, to produce the drinkable version on the left. Take your pick and have a wonderful Holiday!

Servings: 12

6 Eggs
1/2 Cup Sugar, divided
1 Cup Bourbon
2 Pints Whipping Cream
1 Cup Half and Half, optional
Nutmeg, for garnish

  • Separate eggs, putting yolks into largest bowl
  • Beat yolks until creamy, add half the sugar slowly and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy
  • Add the bourbon and beat to combine.
  • [Piper’s version: add the heavy cream to the yolk & bourbon mixture and beat to combine thoroughly.]
  • Beat egg whites separately until they hold soft peaks, add the other half of the sugar slowly and continue to beat until they hold stiff peaks.
  • Fold whites into yolk mix, very gently, until thoroughly combined--DO NOT BEAT.
  • [Kennedy's version: whip heavy cream separately until you get soft peaks, then fold whipped cream into egg mixture, combining thoroughly.]
  • Add more sugar and bourbon to taste, if needed.
  • If you want to make it thinner, add half and half
  • Serve in tumblers with a spoon (Piper: or in a glass without a spoon).
  • Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.


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