WPA Era Kentucky Eggnog Recipe
This is an annotation for a WPA era Kentucky eggnog recipe. It’s from the America eats collection housed in the Library of Congress archives.
“Before prohibition on every Kentucky bar there was a giant punch bowl full of eggnog a week or so before Christmas until well after the new year. In the home it made its appearance on Christmas morning and there was always an ample supply, even for the darkies [enslaved African-Americans and after the abolition of slavery in 1865 tenant farmers and domestic servants]”
Kentucky Eggnog Recipe
12 tablespoons of your best whiskey
12 tablespoons of sugar
12 tablespoons of Jamaican rum
1 and ½ pints heavy cream whipped.
Beat the yolks and sugar together until very light. Then at the liquor slowly, next to the whites, beaten to a stiff froth, and then one pint and a half of cream, whipped.