Nelson's Green Brier Holiday Nog

Nelson's Green Brier Holiday Nog

The tradition of Nelson's Green Brier Distillery making Holiday Nog goes back to the pre-prohibition era of the distillery's history. While we don't have that original recipe (still searching for that one), we do have newspaper clippings from during prohibition that say the the distillery is the place from whence came the annual Holiday Nog. While we may not bottle it up and sell it as our founder Charles once did, we would still like to offer up a recipe for you and yours to make and enjoy this holiday season. Cheers!

Nelson’s Green Brier Holiday Nog

1 cup Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey
6 eggs (separate whites and yolks)
2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
4 dashes aromatic bitters
2 dashes cardamom bitters

 In a large mixing bowl beat the egg yolks until light in color and then slowly add in the 1 cup of sugar and beat until it's dissolved. Then, mix in the milk, heavy cream, Tennessee Whiskey, cinnamon, nutmeg and bitters. Chill this mix while you move to the next step.

In a separate large mixing bowl beat the egg whites until they have soft peaks, add the 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and beat until they have hard peaks. Next, slowly fold the chilled ingredients from step one into the egg whites and place in the refrigerator to chill.

Serve the chilled eggnog in festive glassware and garnish with freshly grated cinnamon and nutmeg. If any ingredients have settled, whisk together immediately before serving.