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George Washington's Christmas Eggnog

Posted by on Dec. 16, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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Here is a recipe from our first President, in the exact words they were written by George Washington himself.

This was one of his favorite concoctions for celebrating Christmas at Mount Vernon. You'll notice he pinpointed the exact amount of brandy, whiskey, rum and sherry to be used—but failed to include the number of eggs. So for that part, you'll just have to wing it. . .

"One quart cream, one quart milk, one dozen tablespoons sugar, one pint brandy, 1/2 pint rye whiskey, 1/2 pint Jamaica rum, 1/4 pint sherry—mix liquor first, then separate yolks and whites of eggs, add sugar to beaten yolks, mix well. Add milk and cream, slowly beating. Beat whites of eggs until stiff and fold slowly into mixture. Let set in cool place for several days. Taste frequently."

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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Dec. 16, 2013 at 3:01 PM
lol..."taste frequently"
michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Dec. 16, 2013 at 3:01 PM

I heard that he made his own rye whiskey, too!

britmichele
by on Dec. 16, 2013 at 3:04 PM
I love home made eggnog, but skip the alcohol :)
LetoLiebe
by on Dec. 16, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Awesome. That will make for a Merry Christmas party. I wish I could go back in time and see one of those old-timey, colonial day Christmas parties! 

Even one of the ones is old day England. I would love it!! Getting dressed up like a proper lady, candle light and dancing...and the drink sounds pretty alright too:) 

That would make for a fun theme Christmas party....

Honeygator
by on Dec. 16, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Leto, in Victoria, TX they have vacations where couples can do just that at Christmas time. It's a big deal.

Lauren486
by Lauren on Dec. 16, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Wow!  I wonder how many people that served or if he kept it for himself!

Lauren486
by Lauren on Dec. 16, 2013 at 4:06 PM

That is awesome!

Quoting michiganmom116:

I heard that he made his own rye whiskey, too!


Honeygator
by on Dec. 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Ol' George liked to drink!

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