I don’t know anyone who truly likes egg nog.
And then they try our Cuban Egg Nog and all perception changes.
We call it Creme de Vie. ("creme" rhymes with Auntie M. and "vie" rhymes with More For Me! =D)
Rather than making cookies for gifts, we make and "package" the Creme de Vie. (we also keep a whole lot for ourselves, too.)
Typically we make it for the non-Cuban side of the family. They seem to like it. Or at least they are very polite about it.
They have not yet asked us to stop, anyway. =D
Here is our super secret family recipe. Guard it with your life!
Creme de Vie (Cuban Egg Nog)
1 can condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
6 egg yolks
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup rum (make it Bacardi for the Cubanness of it)
Mix the sugar and water until the sugar is dissolved over very low heat, stirring constantly – about 3 minutes . It has to be low so the sugar doesn’t carmelize, but makes a thick sugary water. Put the egg yolks in a blender and mix with the condensed milk. Slowly add the evaporated milk and mix completely. Flavor with the vanilla. Add the sugar water and finally the rum as a preservative. 😉
Now that I’ve told you, I’m going to have to kill you.