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
Beat eggs in blender for 1 minute on medium speed.
Slowly add sugar and blend for 1 minute.
With blender still running, add brandy, rum, milk and cream until combined.
Chill thoroughly to allow flavors to combine.
Serve in a chilled coupe or wine glass.
Garnish with grated nutmeg.
Raw Egg Warning
Consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs poses a risk of food-borne illness.