Clyde Common Eggnog

Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common | Portland, OR

When asked what he looks forward to drinking on Thanksgiving, Portland’s Jeffrey Morgenthaler turns to one classic that’s so “overwhelmingly popular” that it’s on repeat at Clyde Common: a tequila- and sherry-spiked eggnog that tastes like the holiday season and drinks like dessert.

This recipe originally appeared on Jeffrey’s website. For more musings on drinks and bartending, check out


Yield: 1 gallon

  • 12 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 12 ounces añejo tequila
  • 15 ounces amontillado sherry
  • 36 ounces whole milk
  • 24 ounces heavy cream
  • 3 teaspoons freshly-grated nutmeg

Garnish: nutmeg

  1. In a blender or stand mixer on low speed, beat eggs until smooth.
  2. Slowly add nutmeg, and sugar until incorporated and dissolved.
  3. Slowly add sherry, tequila, milk and cream.
  4. Refrigerate overnight and serve in small chilled cups.
  5. Dust with fresh nutmeg before serving.