Tilly’s Eierlikör (My Mom’s Eggnog)

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Eggnog is the first alcoholic beverage I ever tasted in my life.
(When I was a kid growing up in the 50’s, there was no “alcohol free” eggnog in our neck of the woods (why bother ???)  🙂
Most kids got their first  sip !!!  at around age four (first sip of red wine at around age seven). 🙂
Every family had their own eggnog recipe, some using more or less sugar, different quantities and types of alcoholic spirits, fresh vanilla beans or extract, nutmeg or not, cream or condensed milk, etc, etc. There were also different textures, from very thick to less thick (but never as watery as some of the crap you get sold as “Eggnog” here in the States)  😦
In Europe, eggnog is mostly consumed during the Winter months, up to Easter and slightly beyond.
The following recipe is the recipe my Mom Mathilde (Tilly) wrote down so many decades ago for the folks who asked her for her wildly popular eggnog recipe. She also used our own plum- or raspberry spirit.
My Mom NEVER used measurements, so these here are to be viewed as guidelines – adjust them to your personal liking as you see fit. 🙂

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Cheers !    Life is Good !
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Ingredients :
6-8  egg yolks  (absolutely super fresh) !!!!!!  (If possible, use pasteurized egg yolks)
200 gr castor sugar
100 gr vanilla sugar
300 ml evaporated milk
1 pinch salt
250 ml Zwetschgen Wasser (plum spirit) or high proof White Rum / Vodka / Raspberry Spirit / Brandy
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Method :
1) Separate 6-8 egg yolks from their whites,(depending on egg-size and thickness of eggnog you want to achieve; use whites for other recipes.

2) Add the salt

3) Slice the vanilla pod open with a knife and scrape the vanilla seeds out with the back of the blade, add the seeds to the egg yolks.

4)  Add 125 ml of alcohol to the mixture

5) Sieve the castor sugar into the egg-mixture while constantly whisking to prevent lumps in the Eierlikör, the liquid will thicken as you whisk. If it becomes too thick, add more spirit, too thin, add more sugar and/or egg yolk

6) Fill into sterilized bottles, Refrigerate the Eierlikör overnight. Ideally, serve in shot glasses made of chocolate.

7) Consume within two days !!!

PLEASE REMEMBER :
Consuming raw eggs can be dangerous !!!
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2 comments

  1. Eier Cognac was always something very special for Christmas at my parents’ house. When we were kids we were not allowed to have it but we were allowed to lick out the glasses after our parents had a drink. Sounds gross, I know, but it was heavenly!!

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