Holiday Drinks and Appetizers #SundaySupper Homemade Eggnog

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Holiday Drinks and Appetizers

#SundaySupper Homemade Eggnog

Award winning Food Network Magazine recipe Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Homemade Eggnog Recipe: Capital Eggnog



Congratulations to David Burnette from the  Capital Bar & Grill for winning the 8th annual Nog-off for the second year in a row!

Here we are again for another #SundaySupper celebration.

This weeks #SundaySupper party is being hosted by Conni from the Foodie Army Wife stop by and check out her site if you get a chance.

Scroll down after the recipe to you find all the other  great Sunday Supper links for the Holiday Drinks & Appetizer #SundaySupper party!

When I originally decided to join the #SundaySupper movement I thought that I would pick a theme maybe once a month to post along with the rest of the Sunday Supper crowd but every time a new theme shows up I can’t help myself I keep playing along.

I actually got off easy this week. When this theme was posted I already had the recipe made,  photographed and almost ready to go  up on my blog because I made this delicious Eggnog recipe for a Cookie Exchange I hosted.

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My pitcher of eggnog at the cookie exchange.


It was so good I had to share the recipe.

Original Recipe Source: David Burnette Capital Eggnog as seen in the December 2012 issue.


When I saw this Eggnog recipe in the December issue of the Food Network Magazine I knew I had to make it for a couple of reasons .


  1.  I love eggnog and everyone knows homemade is better then store bought.
  2.  I have always  wanted to make eggnog.
  3.  The recipe is for an award winning eggnog.
  4.  I am a food blogger and that’s how we role.


I tweeked the spices a bit. This recipe only called for nutmeg but I also like cinnamon in my eggnog so I added cinnamon and doubled the nutmeg.

I was not going to be mixing any liquor into my eggnog so it needed a little help in the spice department.


I read the Foodnetwork magazine article and a few website posts raving about Bartender David Burnette from the Capital Bar & Grill who is the creator of this recipe. He is also generous enough to share the recipe even after winning first place last year at the Historic Arkansas Museums Nog-off.

This years Nog-off is getting ready to start even as I type. I wish David good luck.

I will update this post on Monday after the winner is announced..

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Holiday Drinks and Appetizers #SundaySupper Homemade Eggnog
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If you'd like to spike your homemade eggnog pour 1-2 tablespoons of bourbon or dark rum into the bottom of a glass, top off with eggnog and garnish with cinnamon or nutmeg
Serves: serves 12-16
  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 large pasteurized egg yolks
  • 2 cups sugar
  1. Heat the milk, heavy cream and nutmeg in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the milk is steaming, 5-10 minutes. Reduce heat and keep warm.
  2. Divide the egg yolks. Add yolks and sugar to a heavy sauce pan and whisk until smooth. Turn heat on low and continually whisk the yolks and sugar until pale in color. Turn heat on low and while whisking heat the yolk mixture to 160'F. This takes between 15 and 25 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Temper the custard by whisking in a half cup of the warm milk. Do this about three times. Now pour the warm milk into the pot of custard , whisking to combine.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat and set aside to cool for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Pour the cooled eggnog into a large pitcher, cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Chilling over night is best.
Number of servings will depend on the size of each serving. Chilling over night is best or even placing the pitch in the freezer 30 minutes before serving chills this eggnog perfectly.

Now on to the party.

You are sure to find something to serve your holiday guest from the list of delish appetizers and holiday beverages at this weeks Sunday Supper party . So sit back and pour yourself a glass of eggnog and enjoy the party.

Don’t forget to join us for the #SundaySupper twitter party. See the details below.

Have a Safe & Happy Holiday!

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In honor of the Sandy Hook victims and their families, we have cancelled our regularly scheduled#SundaySupper Chat this week.

Let this be a time when we renew our faith in the power of love and realize the importance of time with our families.

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  1. says

    Now I have no reason to buy eggnog at the store since you shared this recipe today. It sounds so wonderful and creamy. I’d love mine with a little brandy added.

  2. says

    Any time I think of eggnog, I remember when I was 2 years old, and my poppy brought me my own little glass. It was actually a brandy glass, and I felt so special having a “fancy glass” just like the grown ups. I remember the nutmeg he sprinkled on top, and I remember how good it tasted. I miss those days – especially this time of year. I have lost all of my grandparents – but I love the memories I have of them :)

    • says

      Conni What a great memory to have from the holidays with your poppy. My grandparents are all gone also and now I am making holiday memories with my own grandchildren. This time of year also makes me think of my Nanny.

  3. Katie says

    I have never tried eggnog before…this is the absolute truth. And it sounds so delish – I don’t know why I haven’t! Perhaps this season will be the time I get a cup in my hands….your recipe sounds great!

  4. says

    Such a fun idea to make your own eggnog…so much better than from out of the carton! I love how you garnished with a cinnamon stick…just beautiful!

  5. says

    While I love things flavoured with eggnog, I’ve never actually tried it before straight-up. It sounds crazy rich and decadent (exactly how I like my sweets). I would definitely prefer it home-made to store bought so thanks for sharing. And your cookie exchange looked amazing! The cookies looked fabulous and I love your decorations. Happy holidays!


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