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A question about a recipe: Clyde Common's Better Eggnog

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I have a question about the recipe "Clyde Common's Better Eggnog " from Kenzi Wilbur. How long can this be safely kept in the fridge?

asked by Tashipluto over 1 year ago
4 answers 534 views
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Susan W

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added over 1 year ago

Because this deals with raw eggs, you will need to decide this for yourself. I love this restaurant and their eggnog recipe is what my family has used for a few years. My mom and my best friend refuse to partake because of the raw eggs. It's never lasted longer than two days at my house.

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added over 1 year ago

forever. sugar sugar sugar and alcohol are both preservatives. i have seen so many discussions of this and those are my gleanings.

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added over 1 year ago

Thank you both for your quick responses on Xmas Eve! You reflected exactly what was in my mind...raw eggs/lots of sugar and alcohol, what to do? I read another recipe that said to keep the mixture in the fridge for 3-4 weeks before even drinking(! who could do that?), so I'm going with the sugar and alcohol preservative school of thought. Happy holidays!

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added over 1 year ago

tashi, if you ever DO let it age in the frig, it will have a much smoother, more-depth flavor.I recommend trying a cup or so tucked up against the lower rear wall of your fridge(the coldest place) and then you'll know which you prefer for next year.There were a few very serious egg-nog agers on another 52 or chowhound thread who start ageing their year's batch 6-9 months ahead of usage!

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