WildSnow Weekend — Holiday Cheer from the Family Archives

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | December 13, 2015      

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.

It's getting to be that time of year again.

It’s getting to be that time of year again.

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.

Holiday Eggnog

Make at least a week before serving so it can mellow in the fridge.

Beat until stiff
12 egg whites
Beat in
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
Beat well.
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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5 Responses to “WildSnow Weekend — Holiday Cheer from the Family Archives”

  1. Rachel Bellamy December 13th, 2015 4:29 pm

    Thanks for posting this! I’ve been looking for a good egg nog recipe. I’ve never made it by scratch before. lovely photo of HQ too! What happens if you add too much rum? 😉

  2. b. fredlund December 15th, 2015 8:15 am

    Lisa, sounds like a tasty recipe/ delicious holiday drink for a cold winter day. You’ve convinced me to make a batch. mmmmmm. skål. 🙂

  3. Lisa Dawson December 15th, 2015 1:47 pm

    Rachel and Beau, you won’t be disappointed! My only recommendation for making it even more tasty is to come and enjoy a cup at WildSnow HQ. Lots of new fresh pow there with more in the forecast. Happy, happy!

    By the way, I often make the recipe with half the amount of alcohol and it still is quite potent. Rad Rach — it would be dangerous to add too much rum.

  4. Andrew December 15th, 2015 2:39 pm

    This reminds me of a Tammy Knight cartoon on how to build a snow cave to sleep in:
    1) Open a bottle of 12 yr old “skotch”
    2) Dig a hole in the snow
    3) Drink more skotch
    4) Dig a little more until you pass out in the hole.

  5. Julia December 17th, 2015 3:05 pm

    Loving the Christmas lights! Wish I could teleport there as we speak 🙂

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