Henriettibles Super-Spectacular Best Eggnog EVAH

12 December, 2019 / by Hank Watson

I worked to re-create this eggnog recipe for several weeks (it was a tough gig!).

Back story: I remember when I was 13 or so, I made fresh eggnog for the first time. I fell in love with it. Unfortunately, I have no idea what that recipe actually was, but this (minus the booze!) is the taste that I remember – or close to it. I know  didn’t have cloves or cardamom, but I think they add some nice warmth to the recipe. This recipe is the best I’ve ever had!!!  Or made!!

  • I used the store bought to make the Henriettibles Peppermint Eggnog Martini, and while store bought eggnog is passable for the martini, it’s only available seasonably. THIS eggnog, you can make any time you have a “Hank”ering – for eggnog or a tasty martini!

A couple notes:

  • You can reduce the amount of bourbon and/or rum to taste.
  • RAW EGG WARNING!!!!!  If you don’t get pasteurized eggs, be sure to properly test the eggs before using to avoid salmonella poisoning.
    • The FDA suggests avoiding contact between the egg white/yolk and the exterior shell.
    • If your immune system is compromised, you should avoid consuming foods that contain raw eggs.

best eggnog Evah!


  • 5 whole eggs
  • 3 egg yolks  (you can reserve the whites to fold into the eggnog if you wish. Just beat to a soft peak and fold in at the end. Do not get any yolk in the whites. The yolks can tolerate the mixing with the whites, but the whites will not become peaks of any sort if the yolk is mixed in.)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom
  • 4 oz bourbon
  • 2 oz dark or spiced rum
  • Garnish with fresh ground nutmeg


In large bowl, beat the eggs and egg yolks until they look light yellow. Add the sugar and beat until all the sugar is dissolved. Add remaining ingredients (except garnish) and mix until combined.  Pour into festive glasses and garnish with the fresh ground nutmeg.

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