Miss Ida's Simple Eggnog

Make this tasty eggnog, a family recipe from event planner Bronson Van Wyck, for a traditional holiday drink no one can resist. Bonus points: it's simple to make with only two steps!

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Miss Ida's Eggnog
Serves 10 to 12

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12 large eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups whiskey
2 ounces rum
2 ounces brandy
6 cups heavy cream
Freshly grated nutmeg, for serving

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1. Beat egg yolks together in a large bowl; whisk in sugar until well combined. Slowly whisk in whiskey, rum, and brandy until fully incorporated. While whisking, slowly add 4 cups heavy cream and whisk until well combined. Transfer to refrigerator until chilled, at least 2 hours.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into chilled liquor mixture. Add remaining 2 cups heavy cream to mixer and whisk until soft peaks form. Fold into liquor mixture. Transfer to a large punch bowl or serve in individual glasses. Sprinkle with nutmeg before serving.

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