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Can you believe it's already December? I can't. And I certainly can't complain because I have been waiting all year to make my bourbon eggnog. Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like a batch of boozy eggnog!

Growing up, I wasn't a fan of eggnog. My family would buy it from the store and I would always mix it with nonfat milk-it was too heavy and overly-spiced for my taste. If you aren't a fan of cardboard carton eggnog either, I highly suggest making a batch of homemade eggnog. This recipe is pretty simple, and it is absolutely delicious.

To keep my eggnog light, I use 2% milk as the base instead of whole milk, and I use just a few spices (and bourbon!) for flavor. This eggnog is especially light because I whip the egg whites until they peak before folding them into the mixture containing all the other ingredients.

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BOURBON EGGNOG

Ingredients:(approx. 6 cocktails)

3 Eggs, separated

2 cups 2% Milk

1 cup Heavy Cream

½ cup Sugar

6 oz. Bourbon (add an extra ounce if you want it a little more boozy!)

¼ tsp. Vanilla Extract

¼ tsp. Cinnamon

½ Nutmeg, freshly grated

Method:

Beat egg yolks and sugar until light in color. Add bourbon, then milk, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and mix well. In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to beat egg whites until they peak. Fold the egg whites into the mixture. Garnish with nutmeg and cinnamon.

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