No drink says Holiday Cheer more than eggnog. So we at the Maryland Bartending Academy thought we would take a step back from all of the professional bartending tips and tricks and instead provide you all with a recipe guaranteed to wow your friends and family this holiday season.

Eggnog Recipe


  • 4 cups milk
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups light rum
  • 4 cups light cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. First, combine the milk, cloves, ½ teaspoon of vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan. Heat over low heat for 5 minutes, slowly bringing the milk to a boil.
  2. Next, in a large bowl, mix the egg yolks and sugar and whisk until the combination becomes fluffy.
  3. Then whisk in the hot milk mixture and pour into a saucepan. Cook the mixture over medium heat. Do not allow the mixture to boil.
  4. Strain the mixture, removing the cloves.
  5. Let the mixture cool.
  6. Finally, stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla and nutmeg. Oh yea, and add the rum!
  7. Refrigerate the eggnog overnight before serving.
  8. Enjoy!

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