Editor’s note: We’ve published this family recipe before but it is too good to languish in the archives, especially as the holidays near.
We’re not big drinkers here at WildSnow.com and certainly do not encourage imbibing while on skis in the backcountry. But once back at the hut, it’s quite nice to warm your core with a little homemade cheer. Here’s a recipe from Patricia Dawson, the matriarch of our mountain clan.
Make at least a week before serving so it can mellow in the fridge.
Beat until stiff
12 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
Beat until very light
12 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine the egg mixtures and stir until thoroughly blended.
1 quart heavy cream, beaten stiff
1 quart milk
1 quart Bourbon whiskey
1 cup rum
Pour into a gallon jug (put the extra in a quart jar). Store in a cool place. Shake or stir thoroughly before serving. Ladle from a punchbowl into small cups and sprinkle with nutmeg.
Serves 30. The nog is super tasty and carries quite a kick. Be careful not to quaff it down.
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