Eggnog | How to Drink

By Brian Lemay 35 comments

– This is “How To Drink,” a
show about making cocktails and how to drink them. I’m Greg and I have never
been a professional bartender. I’ve never even had a job in a bar. I don’t worry too much about
precision and technique, because at the end of the
day, if the drink you like is in the glass, you did it right. Let’s get going. This is our no singing, no dancing, no special guest stars Christmas Special brought to you by Luxardo. We ‘re gonna make some egg nog. I wanted to come up with an eggnog that would really feature and celebrate the incredible flavor of Maraschino liquor and when I tried to pair
that with rum and brandy, it didn’t really work as
well as I wanted it to. There’s another style of
eggnog, a country eggnog that uses bourbon as the base
and that worked really well. We’re gonna use small-batch
Hirsch for this one. You’re going to need some
brandy. We’re using H by Hine. And of course, you’re going to need some Luxardo Maraschino Liquor. That’s a really satisfying cork, isn’t it? (squeak, pop) So, you need your two ounces of bourbon right in the tin You need a half an ounce of brandy You need a half an ounce of
Maraschino liquor, of course. You need one whole egg. Not an egg white, but a whole egg. Right in there. You need a half an ounce of simple syrup. I’m gonna use gum syrup,
but there’s really no hard rule about that. You can use a half an ounce of simple, a half an ounce of gum syrup, or a quarter ounce of rich
simple syrup, if you prefer. For this drink, we’re gonna
dry shake before we shake. We do that to emulsify the egg. I may have over-tightened this tin. Crack open the shaker and what I do is, I’ll pour back into the small tin, because I wanta add my ice to the big tin. Pour back to my large tin, reseal it, and we’re gonna really
want to shake this drink. We’re gonna serve this
in a double rocks glass. And, here’s the pour. We’re just gonna top this
with a little bit of milk, I’d say not more than two or three ounces, depending on your taste. Garnish it with some nutmeg. Grate a little orange peel over the top. The nutmeg and the orange
peel may drink of a nose that is just … it reads
‘Christmas’ instantly. And, I place two maraschino
cherries just like that. And, let’s give it a taste. Oh, my god. That is super good. It’s crazy how good this drink is. This is the best eggnog I’ve ever had. I bet it’s the best
eggnog anybody’s ever had. We should share this with some people. So, we’re gonna fill the punch bowl up with a batch of 12 of these. Twelve is good because there’s
a dozen eggs in a carton and I have a carton of eggs back here, so that’s the way I’m gonna go. We just scale up the proportions. If you have a stand mixer, that might be the best way to do this
or even with a hand mixer or anything. Float some ice in it,
give it a stir, and then, when you ladle it into
a cup, grate a little nutmeg and orange over the top of that. There needs to be more
days to drink eggnog. I’m just gonna say, there needs to be more eggnog holidays. I’m
thinking Fourth of July, other days. Valentine’s Day
should be an eggnog day. Valentines. What do you think about that? For “How To Drink” and Luxardo, I’m Greg. We wish you a very Merry Christmas. I hope that the fire is smoldering and the chestnuts are roasting and there’s a Christmas goose in the oven. I really have enjoyed
making cocktails for you. I hope you’ll stay with us. We’ve got a lot of new stuff coming. Merry Christmas. I’ll
see you guys next week. Thanks for watching.



Dec 12, 2018, 9:51 am Reply

God, I want to come hang at your place!

Albert Pena

Dec 12, 2018, 6:33 pm Reply

Eggnog Looks Great! Can I make this in the morning and store in refrigerator in a Glass Bottle with Clamp Stopper, then serve on Ice in the afternoon/evening? or would you recommend a better make ahead method. Thanks

Clay Grisetti

Dec 12, 2018, 1:27 am Reply

Glad to support such an awesome concept channel!


Dec 12, 2018, 3:04 pm Reply

Very interesting recipe. I haven’t seen these cherries in italy yet. I need to look harder I guess. I still have six liters off eggnog that I made three months ago, so I will have to wait until the 4th of July to try this one. Setting a calendar reminder now.

Michael Sims

Dec 12, 2018, 10:55 pm Reply

Would you recommend Hennessy for a cognac in this recipe, if not what do you reccomend? It's the only cognac I know of that is easy to find unless I go to a bigger liquor store. Thanks for the awesome channel and videos Greg! Cheers!

Topher Targaeryan

Dec 12, 2018, 2:16 am Reply

This channel and binging with babish has made me the gordon ramsey of me and my mates place lmao

Chad Kreutzer

Dec 12, 2018, 8:43 am Reply

Yay! I found your eggnog recipe! Now to replenish my cognac and buy some Luxardo.


Dec 12, 2018, 1:34 am Reply

Just tried this recipe. WoW is it delicious!

Mitchell Waltmann

Dec 12, 2018, 4:45 am Reply

What’s a cheaper alternative?

Oliver Barton

Dec 12, 2018, 12:59 pm Reply

I cannot for the life of me find any maraschino liqueur, Luxardo or otherwise! (I'm UK based). How integral is it to the overall drink, and are there any alternatives you would recommend? Love the videos by the way, I'm in the process of stocking my own home bar thanks to you 🙂

Mason Obermann

Dec 12, 2018, 10:12 pm Reply

Remade this exactly and it's not coming out exactly right. I'm using simple syrup instead of gum syrup. Could that be it? Also when you say top with milk is that whole milk?

Alexa Snow Alfaro

Jan 1, 2019, 11:35 pm Reply

Blaaaaaah I don’t like eggnog ?

Joe Gibson

Feb 2, 2019, 5:46 pm Reply

Not egg nog.

andrew AAHTM

Feb 2, 2019, 1:34 pm Reply

I tried the recipe, and it's really damn good!! Nice job Greg, keep it up


Feb 2, 2019, 5:29 pm Reply

Does it matter which milk you add in? 0%, 2%, or whole milk? Which would give the eggnog the best flavor if it makes a difference?


Mar 3, 2019, 4:38 pm Reply

"We should share this with some people."

Agent 1110

Mar 3, 2019, 3:42 pm Reply

Can't have too many Egg Nog days.

Actually… I usually get my best Egg Nogs outside the year-end hollidays. During those times the ready mix (ick) is available… and I'm lazy. (Except for formal Holiday Gatherings. Then it's the complicated (custard) recipe.) The rest of the year I'm "forced" to make Real Egg Nog. (Win!)


Jun 6, 2019, 3:36 am Reply

Wow this quite a boozy eggnog. I was surprised it really does bring the maraschino to the front. I've always found maraschino to be an oddity in flavour because it doesn't seem to recall anything else familiar to my palette.

Colin Zinngrabe

Aug 8, 2019, 2:08 am Reply

All hollowsnog ಠ‿ಠ, thanksnogging ಠ ͜ʖ ಠ, chrismas ಠ_ʖಠ, new year' snog ಠ ͜ʖ ಠ

Zach Estrada

Nov 11, 2019, 8:34 am Reply

Hey Greg, could you suggest a substitute for the Maraschino if I’m making this for someone with a cherry allergy? Thanks in advance!


Nov 11, 2019, 4:39 am Reply

shit, i came here to see what to add to my egg nog to make it….festive…. now i find out theres no egg nog IN IT?! i have to make it from scratch?!

Taylor Noble

Nov 11, 2019, 1:36 am Reply

Does anyone remember what the video is called he did with another Bartender making eggnog?

Julian Sebastiaan De Block

Nov 11, 2019, 4:34 pm Reply

I make this from time to time for myself, such an amazing drink you have to try it

Ssatisfyy YT

Nov 11, 2019, 12:52 pm Reply

Does he have any other shirts???


Nov 11, 2019, 11:10 am Reply

i want to get drunk and pancakes at the same time.put blueberrys in it and ill barf flap jacks right into the skillt


Dec 12, 2019, 6:48 pm Reply

Thank you you for this recipe..?

Jon Lilja

Dec 12, 2019, 7:00 am Reply

Is it still the best egg nog? ?

Pit Dawg

Dec 12, 2019, 5:03 am Reply

Everything but the nutmeg! Eeeeew

David Browning

Dec 12, 2019, 8:05 am Reply

Thank you pronouncing "maraschino" correctly! It always bothers me to see people with big food TV shows and surely lots of highly paid advisors mispronouncing the ingredients or the recipe names they're demonstrating.

Carol Diehl

Dec 12, 2019, 4:16 pm Reply

This looks really good but I'm hesitant to use raw eggs plus that's a lot if different liqueurs you have to buy. My simple recipe is Turkey Hill or Wawa Eggnog, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum a little Half & Half, grated Nutmeg a little Cinnamon or drop-in Cinnamon sticks.


Dec 12, 2019, 7:47 pm Reply

He used a single batch bourbon. Anyone know some good substitutes for that one?

Samuel AR

Dec 12, 2019, 8:36 pm Reply

Oh man, this is one of my favs.

By the way, when i went to bartending school I crafted a cocktail with the following ingredients:

Dark Rum
Triple sec / Cointreau / Grand marnier
Vanilla Ice cream
Ground Cinnamon
Orange juice

All blended in a cocktail shaker.
I'm not putting any quantities so anyone who´d like to try this can do it their own way and enjoy it.
Greg, if you want to do this one in the channel I´d be honored.

Christopher Williams

Dec 12, 2019, 12:14 am Reply

Hey Gregg, I’m a fan of your show and just wanted to say thank you I will definitely have to check out this recipe.

ConspiracyKill Happens

Dec 12, 2019, 12:36 am Reply

I was unsubscribed without my knowing. Just a heads up.


Dec 12, 2019, 1:26 am Reply

I'll stick with the standard nog, thanks.

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