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Advocaat (Dutch Eggnog)

December 1974
    German rocker Udo Lindenberg says he gargles with this stuff. We have to admit, he looks better than Keith Richards, who’s only three years older than Lindenberg. Possible fountain-of-youth benefits notwithstanding, we prefer sipping to gargling.

    In a bowl beat 6 eggs until they are frothy. Beat in 1 cup sugar, a little at a time, and beat the mixture until it is light and ribbons when the beater is lifted. Transfer the mixture to the top of a double boiler set over barely simmering water. Add 1 1/2 cups brandy and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a stream, whisking and continue to whisk the mixture until it is very thick and frothy. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk the mixture until it is lukewarm. Divide the advocaat among 6 sherbet glasses and let it cool. Garnish it with sweetened whipped cream and grated nutmeg.
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