If you’re not the imbibing type, or the idea of raw eggs turns your stomach, this isn’t the recipe for you. But if you’re fond of a drink and like to try new things, then this traditional uncooked egg nog might be right up your alley.
We all know raw eggs can carry lots of nasty things (like salmonella), but very few bacteria can survive the presence of alcohol. If you don’t believe me google it – it’s fascinating. Lots of recipes actually suggest aging eggnog for weeks (and even months) – but it’s still raw eggs, so personally I wouldn’t go past a week. The longer the nog sits the more the flavors blend and the more it naturally thickens, so definitely let it sit for at least a few hours, and ideally overnight before you have a taste.
If you’re going to let your nog age for more than a day, then freeze the whites until you’re ready to use them. Or use them for something else – to be honest egg whites very rarely make it into my nog. Egg whites are a lot of whipping, and when it comes to cocktails sometimes I just want to relax.
As always, consuming anything with raw eggs does have some sort of risk. So if you can, use local, organic eggs if possible. And just be aware that consuming raw or undercooked eggs can possibly increase your risk for certain types of food-borne illnesses. Especially if you have a medical condition.
Maple, yolks and sugar If you’re going to use egg whites make sure you’ve whipped them to a stiff peak Everything whisked together Top with nutmeg
Maple, yolks and sugar
If you’re going to use egg whites make sure you’ve whipped them to a stiff peak
Everything whisked together
Top with nutmeg