General Harrison's Nogg

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Old-fashioned glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer

Nutrition

219 calories
General Harrison's Nogg image

Garnish:

Dust with freshly grated nutmeg

How to make:

Using an especially designed ‘fizz’ shaker (such as Perlini) that’s designed to be carbonated. SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into glass (without ice). Be sure to shake well to completely emulsify the egg.

1 12 fl oz Berneroy Fine Calvados
2 fl oz Medium dry apple cider
12 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
2 dash Dale DeGroff's Pimento Aromatic Bitters
1 fresh Egg (white & yolk)
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Hazardous ingredients

Egg (white & yolk) is potentially hazardous if used incorrectly.

Comment:

A whole raw egg contributes body to this filling, flavoursome, wintry, delicate cocktail. The retained CO2 fizz of the cider adds essential body and balancing acidy but demands the use of a specialised shaker.

About:

We were sent this recipe by Dale DeGroff in December 2012 who said: “A personal favourite, adapted from a recipe from Jerry Thomas' 1862 How to Mix Drinks: a totally different take on eggnog – made as a single-serve drink it includes a raw egg, so you need to shake the hell out of it.”

This cocktail is named after General William Henry Harrison, the American president to hold office for the shortest period. He was elected 4th March 1841 and died a month to the day later of pneumonia. Harrison was known for his drinking and cider was one of his preferred tipples. It is said that this eggnog was his favourite drink.

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