Tried the Aged Eggnog

@NJChicaa (104546)
United States
November 25, 2021 9:49am CST
I've been making Alton Brown's Aged Eggnog for several years now. He recommends waiting at least 2 weeks before having it but says it gets better the longer you wait. (and can even wait up to a year!) Soooo I made it back in September in order to let it age longer. It has been tempting me every time I open up the fridge so this morning I tried it. . . . . . and I don't love it. It doesn't taste right to me. I think it is the flavor of the brandy coming through. It also contains dark rum and bourbon. I don't mind those but brandy is something I don't think I've ever had on its own. Oh well. I will still drink it next month. I spent a lot of money on the booze to make it. I'm not going to dump it down the drain. Now I know for next year. 2 weeks it is!
https://altonbrown.com/recipes/aged-eggnog/
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@DaddyEvil (63935)
• United States
25 Nov
Twice, friends have told me how great eggnog tastes, so I've taken a sip... All I can say is that they must have been drunk off their tush before they tasted it... YUCKY! I hope it tastes better if it's aged more.
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@NJChicaa (104546)
• United States
25 Nov
I think I will add some more half and half to it to dilute the brandy flavor a bit.
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@maezee (42149)
• United States
25 Nov
Weird. I like egg nogg but don't like the sound of this.
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@NJChicaa (104546)
• United States
25 Nov
It is good at 2 weeks.
@LindaOHio (79434)
• United States
26 Nov
I'm sorry your eggnog was disappointing. I hate when that happens.
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@wolfgirl569 (52354)
• Marion, Ohio
26 Nov
Try to enjoy it as much as you can.