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Miss Norma's Eggnog

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Servings: 4
Categories: Alcoholic Beverages / Christmas / Holidays / Rum

1  pound  Confectioner's sugar
1  dozen  Eggs
1  large bottle  Myers Planters' Punch Rum (or other Extra Dark rum)
1  small bottle  Peach or apricot brandy, optional
2  quarts  Milk/Cream milk, up to 3 qts.
    Nutmeg and allspice, to taste

Separate the eggs. Beat the confectioner's sugar and the egg yolks well together: add half the bottle of Myer's rum and about half the nutmeg you intend to use, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight. After refrigerating, add the rest of the rum, the milk-cream mix, and the apricot/peach brandy (if desired). (Also if desired, whip the egg whites and fold into the finished mixture. But in my opinion this makes it *too* bloody thick. To each his/her own.) Add the rest of the nutmeg and serve.

NB: Do not exceed a dosage of about 1 teaspoon of nutmeg for the whole mix. One of the interesting things about working big city emergency rooms at Christmas-time was seeing how many people came in in a mild hallucinatory state, but they had not "had that much to drink", or any drugs. What they *had* had was the last glass of eggnog, the one that has all the nutmeg sitting at the bottom of it...and nutmeg, over a certain dosage, is a most effective hallucinogen. The essential oil, myristine, has elements in it that are very close to the molecular structure of mescaline. So a word to the wise. Shake your eggnog regularly.

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