December 28, 2011

LuLu's Eggnog

Not only was I raised by an epicure family, but I married in to one. We all worship good grub which came in handy during the holidays when the Grubarazzi house hosted dozens of family members and friends. Lucie (aka: sis-in-law & Lulu) is a killer cook and she makes a mean eggnog. She learned the skill from her mom, and the tradition of making a silo of drunk, spiced egg batter for Christmas parties carried over to our house this year. 

Step away from the eggnog carton, and pour yourself a heaping mug of Lulu’s eggnog.  
12 egg yolks
1 pound confectioner’s sugar
1 cup Peach Schnapps
4 cups Bacardi Select
2 cups Jim Beam (Bourbon Whiskey)
2 liters of heavy whipping cream
12 egg whites
Freshly grated nutmeg


Step 2: In a very large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks until light in color. Add confectioner’s sugar in stages until combined. Add 2 cups of rum slowly while beating constantly. Cover and cool the mixture for 1 hour to dispel the taste of eggs.

Step 2:  Add remaining schnapps, rum, whiskey and whipping cream, beating constantly.

Step 3: Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.

Step 4: Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold egg whites lightly in to the other ingredients. Serve sprinkled with fresh nutmeg and cinnamon to taste.

Warning – We don’t mess around with this nog. The recipe uses raw eggs so buy organic, fresh eggs from a trusted source. The MASSIVE amount of alcohol will not kill any bacteria or salmonella. 

*This recipe makes at least 30, 4 oz servings. This is enough to get the masses at your house sloshed! Just be sure to take their keys*

Source: The Joy of Cooking 


  1. This is alot like my Dad's except we use just Rum... man its the best isn't it nothing like homemade! I am sure the additions of Liqueur are fabulous!

  2. Oh-Lulu definitely knows what I like-yum! That bottle of peach schnapps can now be put to some use. I will need to back down on the quantities, there is no crowd here. Sorry I will not save it for a crowd, me and the hubby will have to try it as a couple first. Then we can introduce for New Years-perfect timing with this post. Thanks for sharing this and Cheers to you in advance and happy New Year!

  3. Aprox how many servings does this make? :)

  4. I have never heard o peach schnapps in 'nog... but the next batch will certainly include it! Wow.

  5. Peach Schnapps is a really interesting addition. I love eggnog, and have only wish: that cream didn't have calories. : (

  6. Wow, that eggnog must pack quite a punch--it looks fabulous!

  7. That sounds like a really good twist on Eggnog. I love the last picture too. Last year I made a dulce de leche eggnog to attempt to coax my hubby away from the carton. The carton is a powerful thing ;)

  8. PoPz here: Testify! I have witnessed this Nog. It may at first seem a mish-mash of liqueurs never destined to meet, but this is no haphazard blend. As described it is a not only the richest and strongest egg nog for all the obvious components, the flavor profile is sublime. Premium brands likely insure success, so while cheaper alternatives abound, sticking to the recipe will deliver a guaranteed reward.

  9. Oh, man, if I ever need to make eggnog, I'm coming back to your tried and true unique and wonderful!!!! Perfect way to toast in the new year~

  10. I am so curious about the peach schnapps in these! What an interesting addition to eggnog, I would love to try it!

  11. That sounds absolutely amazing! Peach Schnapps? What a GREAT idea! I've made egg nog before and it was delicious, but I over beat my egg whites and that was before I knew how to rescue it wasn't as pretty as it should be...but delish none-the-less! This is amazing! LOVE that you have a family of foodies!

  12. I just love this much better than the regular stuff or from the carton!! The peach schnapps is a stroke of brilliance. :) Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!! ~ Ramona

  13. Wow! This does certainly sound like a 'mean' eggnog - full of boozy goodness. What a lucky family! 12 egg yolks? I'm in heaven just reading it here, since you can make TONS of macarons with the whites :-)
    And I'd put some eggnog aside for the filling (although doubt there would be any left!)
    Cheers to you and the family for a wonderful, foodie New Year!

  14. This is surely my kind of drink because all the booze inside is very tempting. We don't make eggnogs here and its not very popular even during Christmas. However, I have tasted some before long time ago during some Christmas gathering in my American friend's house.


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