Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Bowl of Egg Nogg for a New Year's Party

In regard to this drink the bartender must use his own judgment and use the proportions in accordance to the quantity to be made. For a three gallon bowl mix as follows:
2 1/2 pound powdered sugar

Ingredient: powdered sugar

Also Known As:  Superfine sugar What it is:  Additive
Very fine powdered sugar. In industrial food production, it is used where a quick dissolving sugar is required. Powdered sugar is generally mixed with cornstarch, wheat flour, or calcium phosphate to improve its flowing ability, and thus it is not generally used to sweeten beverages, but is used as a garnish.

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(pulverized sugar)
20 egg

Ingredient: egg

What it is:  Additive
Bird eggs are a common food and one of the most versatile ingredients used in cooking and have long been used in drinks. Usually used to add consistency and foam, egg whites and yolks are usually separated with "silver" indicating the white and "golden" the yolk. Modern chicken eggs are much larger, so use the smallest ones available.

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have yolks separated; beat as thin as water, and add the yolks of the eggs into the sugar adn dissove by stirring
2 quart Old Brandy

Ingredient: Old Brandy

Also Known As:  V.S.O.P or X.O. brandy What it is:  Brandy
Spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. When used generically, "brandy" typically refers to grape brandy. Old brandy has been aged at least three years and is typically labeled V.S.O.P or X.O.

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1 1/2 pint Jamaica rum

Ingredient: Jamaica rum

What it is:  Rum
Generic term for dark rum from Jamaica. Dark rum differs from gold in that some residual molasses is retained in the final product, in order to slightly sweeten the flavor. Very popular in the late 1800s and superior to most New England rums. Modern approximations include Inner Circle, Gosling's Black Seal and Pusser's Navy Rum.

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2 gallon milk

Ingredient: milk

What it is:  Additive
Opaque white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals.

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(good rich milk)

Mix the ingredients well with a ladle, and stir continually while pouring in the milk to prevent it from curdling; then beat the whites of the eggs to a stiff froth and put this on top of the mixture: then fill a bar glass with a ladle, put some of the egg froth on top, grate a little nutmeg over it and serve. This will give you a splendid Egg Nogg for all New Years callers.