EGGNOG fan Donal McCoy of Sassafras in Old City (48 S. 2nd St.) will be serving this version of the classic holiday drink through Jan. 6, the Feast of the Epiphany. It's $8 a glass.
16 eggs, yolks and whites separated
1 1/3 cups sugar, plus an additional 1/8 cup
1/2 gallon milk
1 quart heavy cream
Cinnamon and nutmeg, for seasoning
Using a stand mixer, whip egg yolks (keep whites in separate container) on high until color lightens, about 3 minutes.
Once yolks change color, slowly incorporate the 1 1/3 cups sugar. After sugar is blended in, add milk and heavy cream.
Transfer mixture to a bell pot. Using the stand mixer, whip egg whites on high until frothy and thick, then add reserved sugar to form a meringue.