Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tipsy Tuesday!

I feel like I've had too much to drink already - but it's a 24hr bug. Ugh. As promised last week, we're swapping Tippy Tuesday for Tipsy Tuesday! Fab timing since most have a long weekend off - or at the very least will be in close confines with their fam.

So throw one back while you throw a few candy canes on der tanenbaum post turkey time this weekend. It's about as retro as you can go from The White House Cookbook (c) 1887]

What to grab:
  • 12 eggs
  • white sugar
  • 1 glass of brandy
  • 1 glass of old whisky
  • 1 grated nutmeg
  • 3 pints of rich milk

What to do with it:

Beat the yolks of the eggs very light, stir in as much white sugar as they will dissolve, pour in gradually brandy to cook the egg, old whisky, nutmeg, and rich milk. Beat the whites to a froth and stir in last.

Keep in mind, festive friend, that this recipe is fit for a pitcher or punchbowl - one wo/man alone could [and should not] consume this much of any cocktail. If you do, you're sure to see Santa up on the rooftop.


  1. Eh, that recipe is for the 1960s lightweights! Martha Stewart captured the liquored up decade better!!


    * 12 eggs, separated
    * 1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
    * 1 quart whole milk
    * 1 1/2 quarts heavy cream
    * 3 cups bourbon
    * 1/2 cup dark rum
    * 2 cups cognac
    * freshly grated nutmeg


    1. In a very large bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and pale yellow. Gradually add sugar to yolks. With a wire whisk, beat in milk and 1 quart cream. Add bourbon, rum, and cognac, stirring constantly.
    2. Just before serving, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into mixture. Whip remaining 1/2 quart heavy cream until stiff, and fold into mixture, Sprinkle with nutmeg.

    If you can stand after two glasses of this, you are officially a 1960s housewife!!

  2. Oooh! Sweet. Damn you Martha. One-upping one of the great cookbooks. But I would expect nothing less. As soon as I feel like a cocktail, I'm making this, thanks Barbara :)

  3. I watched her make it once. She couldn't stop smiling. I think Martha dipped into the "TV" one before she actually demo'd it!

  4. Hope you are feeling all better soon, Heidi! That looks like some great egg nog, and now I want some. Maybe will have sherry and pretend...

  5. Looks good. Hope your tummy is all better before Thursday.