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Here is a recipe using real egg in our eggnog cocktail with brandy. In my family, we've always used store bought eggnog, ...
but this recipe is much more accessible to the broad international audience.
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Welcome to Common Man Cocktails. I'm your host Derrick Schommer and today we’re going to create something I've never done before. This is the eggnog and brandy using the non-eggnog so this is what I used, eggnog. It's all made but this time I'm using an egg and this recipe is from Howard on Twitter. He had sent me this when I said “Hey, do you got a eggnog recipe, I got a couple back” this one was the most simple Common Man Cocktails. I figured I give it a try. It's going to be two ounces of brandy. We’re going to use a little vanilla extract so some pure vanilla extract. We’re going to use four ounces of milk, whole milk. I see a light cream the whole milk to everything in between. So I'm using like low fat milk whatever I had that’s how I roll here, an egg and we crack it on the shell. I'm not a cook.
So this could be funny. It could be another blooper or real. I got only two eggs in the house so this could be bad. So I'm going to start by doing the whole egg and what I've seen done before I'm going to try it, to kind of get the little foam on there as if you crack the egg put the ingredients in and were just going to shake it without ice and now I will put ice on there and shake it to chill it to see if that makes any difference. I don’t know if you're a pro maybe you could tell me. So my first goal is to crack the egg without any type of shell pieces and then secondly I find a place for it. Thirdly, wash my hands off a little bit because I don’t think that’s healthy.
Salmonella and alcohol might kill it. Nobody has ever been given, ever given me the whole facts on that if what I have heard is that alcohol is what you could use to kill it so when you put alcohol in there problem goes away. I don’t have alcohol in my hands, so if that does work it's only good for the cocktail not for all the tending and touching so well, if I'm not here next week that’s why. So we’ll do our two ounces of brandy. I'm going to dash a vanilla extract. I don’t know if this has anything, no, it has nothing that throttle like control that might be way too much.
Whatever and I would do four ounces of milk one all right that’s not well that’s two. Two, four, where’s my top now let just kind of shake it a little bit, I do not want this to spill. It's spilling, maybe it's just actually water, I don’t know. There we’ll do this, now we’ll do it for ice, get that actually it looks just like the fake eggnog. I don’t know if this is really fake per say. So it's says it nice and seal what do you think? I won't make a mess, ready? I get a little dizzy on that. I held my breath the whole time. Without a fear, I really don’t. So there you go let's strain that sucker out, I'm not going to use ice because I never use ice in my eggnog, like in the actual glass you can.
That’s not look like eggnog we’ll just do a dash of nutmeg on there, three dashes. How do you make eggnog? Well yeah, regular eggnog, it's regular eggnog made by cooking eggs it's probably raw, smell it, smells like damn egg. Taste like brandy, but you know what it's not as think. It doesn’t have the same consistency. But it's frothy, yeah, if you would maybe use a thicker milk or a light cream you might get the thickness. So either way it's really the texture, I don’t think it's going to change the taste too much maybe make a little extra dairy creamy taste. Pretty cool but think about that, think maybe you had—it might give you a better case profile.
So that is the eggnog and brandy, it taste like a lighter version of eggnog. Personally for me, I kind of like that because, I like the thickness of eggnog but I only drink a little at a time because of the weight, I don’t like to gain too much weight. Also check out our sponsor, they make this cool, oh we’ll make them but they sell them. This little bowl glass which are good for drinks like this because sometimes you don’t want too much of a good thing, they also have the frosty cones glasses, they're not frosty cones glasses. The tricky got ahead and tons of other stuff they also now, during the holidays they're doing a gift pack, so you can buy like a box of you know if you have a cocktail person a family that maybe they're building they're own home bar. You know something like that you can buy them a box four of like of this guys and that’s they're holiday packs. So you might want to consider that they also have a lot of new stuff that I don’t actually have in the show so check them in awesomedrinks.com or EverydayDrinkers.TV/awesome. I’m your host Derrick Schommer for EverydayDrinkers.TV, we’re teaching you how to drink, eggnog.