how much eggnog do you need for a holiday party for 50 people

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Nancy November 9, 2016
I guess I misunderstood your question. Thought you wanted a recipe to serve eggnog at a party for 50.
On the other hand, some thoughts on volume:
The Alton Brown recipe for which you cite ingredients seems to be this one but it gives no estimate of yield in servings.
http://altonbrown.com/eggnog-recipe/
From user comments & looking at ingredients, it probably makes 12 cups.
Egg nog recipes vary in quantity estimates from 3/4 to 1 1/4 cup per person. So for your 50 person party, that would need range of 38 to 63 cups.
Thus you would need to make about 3 to 5 times the Alton Brown recipe.
A punch bowl average capacity is 12 quarts or 48 cups.
So you could fill one part way, leave room for serving ladle etc, and replenish as party continues. Or use two punch bowls.
I hope this is what you were looking for.
 
Nancy November 9, 2016
There are cookbooks and websites for professionals and for parties that give you recipes for a crowd (typically, 25, 50 or 75).
See your local bookstore, library or search engine. Example, an egg nog recipe for 40:
http://www.dummies.com/food-drink/entertaining/christmas/how-to-make-eggnog-for-christmas-gatherings/
Hope this helps.
 
CHRISTINA S. November 9, 2016
yes, but what is the total volume i am using Alton Brown's aged eggnog recipe12 large eggs (pasteurized if you need peace of mind)
1 pound sugar
1 pint half-n-half
1 pint whole milk
1 pint heavy cream
1 cup Jamaican rum
1 cup cognac
1 cup bourbon
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (plus more for serving)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
 
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