Tasty and Potent German Eggnog
Don't let this Eierlikor recipe fool you. German Eierlikor shares only the faintest of similarities with store bought American eggnog. Firstly, this is not a drink for children!! Eggnog in the US is a sweet and creamy holiday treat that can be found in the dairy aisle of nearly every grocery store between mid November and early January. Store-bought German Eierlikor is found in the liquor aisle, as it is a potent alcoholic beverage. Please do not get the two of them confused around the kids. :)
That being said, this Eierlikor makes a wonderful adult holiday beverage that is simple to prepare and very festive and impressive when garnished with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It can be served straight, on ice, or heated up as a warm punch. It can be used as a topping or sauce for ice cream, cakes, pastries, or Palatschinken
Bottled nicely, it also make a great hostess gift for those holiday gatherings.*Feel free to substitute vanilla extract for the vanilla bean, although the seed from the bean gives the Eierlikor a nice traditional home made look.
10 Egg Yolks (Raw)
1 Vanilla Bean
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 Bottle of Vodka
Strain Yolks through a fine Sieve
Add Sugar and contents of Vanilla Bean to Yolks
Mix until creamy
Slowly mix in Vodka
Pour Eierlikor into a Carafe
Refrigerate and allow to settle
Once foam has settled (several hours)it is ready to serve.
Store covered and and chilled for up to several weeks.
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