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Spiced Eggnog

spicy eggnog cocktail
Image: Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Portland, Oregon, bar legend Jeffrey Morgenthaler takes his seasonal Eggnog seriously. “Even the crappy stuff from the grocery store I love,” he says. There’s nothing crappy about his rich twist on the drink, made with fresh eggs, whole milk, heavy cream and a mix of brandy and Sailor Jerry spiced rum. The idea behind his recipe, he says, is to elevate the drink "from something mundane to something more culinary."


  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ounces superfine sugar
  • 3 ounces brandy
  • 2 ounces Sailor Jerry spiced rum
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Garnish: grated nutmeg


Serves 2.

  1. Beat eggs in blender for 1 minute on medium speed.

  2. Slowly add sugar and blend for 1 minute.

  3. With blender still running, add brandy, rum, milk and cream until combined.

  4. Chill thoroughly to allow flavors to combine.

  5. Serve in a chilled coupe or wine glass.

  6. Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Raw Egg Warning

Consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs poses a risk of food-borne illness.