Tequila and eggnog rarely go together, but the Texas farm nog demonstrates that duo offers some fun possibilities. The recipe is one of the more interesting twists on classic eggnog, and as the name suggests, it has a Southern and fresh-from-the-farm feel.
The Texas farm nog uses an aged tequila and a nutty sherry (Amontillado is a good option) with farm-fresh eggs and raw milk. This creates a rather rich eggnog that's less eggy than many others. Once you add all of the spices, it is quite tasty and may even win over people who are not fans of the holiday classic!
This recipe is best when it rests for two days, so keep that in mind and plan ahead.
Gather the ingredients.
In a blender, combine all of the ingredients, starting with the eggs and ending with heavy cream.
Blend until smooth. Refrigerate for two days.
When ready to serve, pour into individual glasses and garnish with grated nutmeg and star anise.
Serve and enjoy!
- Raw milk is unprocessed and not pasteurized, so it's milk in its most basic form and most often available only directly from a farm. There are health concerns for some people, particularly those with weak immune systems, so it may not be the best choice for everyone. That said, any milk will work just fine in this eggnog.
- Adjust the sugar and spices to suit your taste. Begin with the recipe's recommendations, blend it up, and give it a test. Add more of any ingredient as you see fit, blend again, and give it another taste.
- The original recipe from Central 214 (a now-closed Dallas restaurant) used just 2 ounces of tequila, but that didn't seem to be enough flavor against all of the dairy ingredients. Four ounces adds a nice amount of tequila to the background, though you could certainly add a couple more or double the sherry as well.
You can make as much Texas farm nog as you need for a party and it's an easy recipe to increase to suit your needs. Try this smaller batch first and take note of any personal flavor adjustments so you don't waste a couple of days when you go to make a big batch.
How Strong Is a Texas Farm Nog?
The Texas farm nog is not very strong and should have an alcohol content around 10 percent ABV (20 proof). That leaves plenty of room to spike it with a little more tequila or sherry if you like and you still won't have to worry about your guests becoming drunk off a single glass.