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KingsKetz Dec 19, 2006 02:55 PM

A friend has been given the task of furnishing egg nog for a holiday get together. He turned to me as his food maven and I am failing dismally. I have a vague recollection of occasionally seeing waxed cartons of the stuff at the back of the supermarket dairy case but something tells me that this isn't a good solution for him. Is there any 'to die for' or at least tolerable egg nog to be purchased in quart or larger quantity...preferably in Manhattan? TIA!

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    JennS RE: KingsKetz Dec 19, 2006 05:20 PM

    You'd probably get more responses by posting on the Manhattan board.

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      gaiadi RE: KingsKetz Dec 19, 2006 06:11 PM

      The best egg nog is from Pete's Waterfront Ale House. I've only been to the one in bklyn on Atlantic Ave, but there's one in Manhattan somewhere. It's a bit pricy ($20/bottle) but it's the best I've ever had. I think there 4 different kinds of rum...yumm..gonna go get some today!

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        jdf RE: gaiadi Dec 19, 2006 07:33 PM

        Pete's is very good. I think it also has bourbon and cognac besides the assorted rums. But, it may get kind of pricey buying enough for a large get together.

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        mistahone RE: KingsKetz Dec 19, 2006 07:33 PM

        Without a doubt the best egg nog I've had in NYC is from RonnyBrook dairy which has a store in the chelsea market.

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          guttergourmet RE: mistahone Dec 19, 2006 08:02 PM

          Ronnybrook got a bum rap in the New York magazine eggnog taste-off last year. I like Ronnybrook. At the Union Square farmers' market too.

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            Lucia RE: mistahone Dec 19, 2006 08:16 PM

            this would be my rec as well

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              littleguy RE: Lucia Dec 19, 2006 08:53 PM

              I already bought some and I want to make it alcoholic- does anyone have any suggestions for which kind/how much booze I should add? Obviously, this is to taste, but I'm clueless. Thanks.

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                nobody special RE: littleguy Dec 20, 2006 05:45 PM

                I always liked the coconut eggnog my aunt used to make. Obviously you have to like coconut, but it's a hit at parties.

                I'm not sure about the measurements or number of eggs (A LOT of eggs -- maybe 10 or so?), but I seem to remember the ingredients are:

                Egg nog mix, eggs, sweet condensed milk, can of Coco Lopez (available at most bodegas), your favorite aged dark rum (e.g., Barillito, Brugal or, for a lighter coconut flavor, try white Cruzan Coconut rum), bit of cinnamon. Maybe a little vanilla extract.

                After adding each ingredient to a large bowl, you need to mix it like crazy with an egg beater to thicken.

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                  Scott V RE: littleguy Dec 20, 2006 05:49 PM

                  Waterfront does make a good egg nog. The recipe is on this site. Some balance of alcohol versus nog similar to this should please the crowd.


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              Captain RE: KingsKetz Dec 19, 2006 08:25 PM

              The best I've had in New York was my own, followed closely be the stuff I drank at the Grand Central Oyster Bar last night.

              I posted a receipt on the spirits baord. Make it, it's easy.

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