Pumpkin Eggnog with Bourbon
Happy Monday friends! How is it week two of December already? The stress and rush of the season seems to be everywhere I look. HELLO?? It was just Thanksgiving. Aieee, I need to not only get my act together and start my holiday shopping, but also get baking!! There are so many things I want to make for the season and as usual I’m running out of time. But we are starting this lovely week with a holiday drink. This pumpkin eggnog with a splash of bourbon brings together the best of fall flavors into classic holiday drink and will help us all chill, slow down and just enjoy the season.
Eggnog is one of my least favorite holiday flavors (peppermint is right up there!!) but the hubs loves his eggnog. So every year, I get requests for eggnog treats. Last year, I made him these stunning eggnog cupcakes for his work holiday party but this year, he gets his own homemade eggnog! No more buying it from the store. And I can’t believe how easy it is to make your own.
A few weeks ago, I tried homemade eggnog for the first time and it was made by the lovely Top Chef Brooke Williamson at a recent Egg Mixer event hosted by Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs. Her pumpkin eggnog was so delicious I knew I had to recreate it for my eggnog-loving husband. And thanks to the kind folks over at Safe Eggs, I can share the recipe with you too!
I love using Davidson’s Safest Choice eggs because they are pasteurized… meaning it eliminates the risks of Salmonella in eggs before they get to your kitchen and you don’t have to worry about getting sick from eggs that might not be fully cooked as in eggnog. I love using them to bake as well especially when I was pregnant and wanted to make sure tasting that cookie dough will not make me or the baby sick. If you haven’t yet, you need to try them!
And if you are an eggnog lover, you will love this pumpkin eggnog. It’s a great way to continue enjoying pumpkin season and welcome the winter and holiday season. Cheers!
Pumpkin Eggnog with Bourbon
- 8 Safest Choice™ egg yolks
- 1½ cups whole milk
- 1½ cups cream
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- A pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ cup bourbon or dark rum
- ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- A pinch of ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg, plus more to garnish
Recipe adapted from Safe Eggs(published with permisiion)
PS: I was not compensated in anyway by Safe Eggs, I just love using their eggs in my kitchen 🙂
Mmmmm – I say YES to boozy pumpkin eggnog! My dad used to make eggnog homemade and I’ve loved it since I was a kid…I’ll definitley be trying this, Zainab! Thank you!
Eeeek! I love eggnog! Pumpkin is such a unique flavour pairing, loving it!
Oh, I love this! Homemade eggnog…with bourbon! And pumpkin certainly doesn’t hurt either. 🙂 This looks amazing, Z, and I need to try this!
This is one of those posts where I hit my head and think ‘why didn’t I come up with this’? It sounds amazing!!
Thank goodness you made me a bourbon pumpkin eggnog because my baking and shopping has totally not happened and I need to chill before I get stressed out! I’m just gonna forget about all that stress and sip on this cocktail for the rest of the month! Just call me the drunk grinch! 🙂
Oh, girl! Pumpkin eggnog is the best kind of eggnog–especially with a splash of fine bourbon! It’s the only way we roll at our house, even with traditional eggnog. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing, my friend. Wishing you and your family all the very best this holiday season and in the New Year, Z! xo
You had me at Bourbon Zainab! Sounds delish!
Looks grrrreat! One day I will have to try it 😀
THIS is the year I’m finally going to make homemade eggnog. And it will be THIS recipe!
Signed a TRUE bourbon lover. (:
I can’t believe how close Christmas is – time is flying by! This eggnog looks delicious – I’ve never tried it before, but I’ve always been intrigued to see what it’s like. Love the pumpkin flavour with the spices!
Seriously! Wasn’t it just Thanksgiving? Time is flying! This drink looks delicious, I’m going to make it soon 🙂
I love this pumpkin eggnog!!!! and YES to the bourbon!!! These are gorgeous and perfect for the holidays!!! LOVE!!!