You Are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sundays …

The holiday social season is in full swing, and nothing says a holiday soiree like Eggnog. Not just any recipe will do. The best Eggnog recipes have a little kick.

eggnog-glass

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 1 1/2 quarts heavy cream
  • 3 cups bourbon
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 2 cups cognac
  • Freshly grated nutmeg

Directions: In a very large bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and pale yellow. Gradually add sugar to yolks. With a wire whisk, beat in milk and 1 quart cream. Add bourbon, rum, and cognac, stirring constantly.

Just before serving, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into mixture. Whip remaining 1/2 quart heavy cream until stiff, and fold in. Sprinkle with nutmeg and add a festive cinnamon stick. Yields 26

Lest you think I’ve forgotten about the Pretty Domestic “Countdown to Christmas” gift suggestions, I haven’t. This whirlwind of a weekend has me a little behind. To pick up where we left off, here are my suggestions for “Days 25, 24, 23 and Counting …”

Anybody that knows me, knows I love all things monogrammed. Here are few of my favorites to put in your wish list, or to pick up for a friend or family member.

I love these Initial Necklaces by Nashelle from South Moon Under.

Southmoon Under NecklacesI like a lot of layering so I wear the “L” on a 17″ chain, the “R” on a 20″ along with another favorite necklace.

My necklaces

I also like to give monogrammed items for the home as gifts. These monogrammed pillows from luxurymonogram.com add a certain “je ne sais quoi” to a bedding suite or add the perfect touch to a living room sofa.

Monogrammed Pillow Casess

Finally, every Doll needs a great leather tote. This monogrammed tote from Mark and Graham is stylish, yet roomy enough for all of things we “need” to carry on a daily basis. It also comes in black, red, blue and cream.

camel leather tote

Until tomorrow, happy shopping (and sipping),

~ L.

The Pretty Domestic

One thought on “You Are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sundays …

  1. Thank you Lynn. This sounds like the recipe my aunt gave me. You fold in the egg whites…,this is it.

    Sent from my iPhone Laura PB

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