What kind of liquor and how much is supposed to be used in eggnog?!

Question: What kind of liquor and how much is supposed to be used in eggnog!?
Most 'original' recipes call for either rum, bourbon or brandy!.
Isn't it funny how many say theirs is the best, but all work well depending on your personal taste and there is no 'standard recipe' for eggnog!.
The same is true for the amount - do you like your drinks strong with 25% liquor or weaker as a flavoring agent!?
Do you like yours rich - as in mucho cream or mild!?
Like most cooking the taste is up to you - experiment!
The 'best' as in the best liquor to add to eggnog would be cheap; expensive cognac (brandy) is mostly a waste of money with the mixers you'd be using!. Cheap is 'best'!


Rum is standard, but by itself it's kind of bland, although it does have a nice flavor!. If I have all three, I'll use approximately equal amounts of rum, brandy, and whiskey (either blended or bourbon)!. Don't waste good single-barrel aged rum or cognac/armagnac on a mixed drink, of course, but I guess substituting comfort for whiskey might be a worthwhile experiment!.

As for strength, use your judgment based on who'll be drinking it!. Commercial eggnogs are usually around 30-35 proof, which is less than half liquor, so you can go anywhere from a jigger per glass (combined) to nearly half, based on taste and tolerance!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

A few years back I bought a premixed eggnog/brandy mix!. It was good!. Oh I bought it a state liquor store!. Good brandy Christian Brothers!. It tastes fine and the price isn't bad!. Experiment and enjoy!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Dark rum and scotchWww@FoodAQ@Com

rum, and as much as you wantWww@FoodAQ@Com

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