12 large egg yolks (freeze the egg whites for a future use)
16 ounces sugar
1.5 teaspoons grated whole nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
1 pint half-and-half
1 pint whole milk
1 pint heavy cream
1 cup characterful rum (I use Maraud Steelpan)
1 cup Cognac (I use Martell VSOP)
1 cup bourbon (I use Bulleit Bourbon)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup maple syrup (I'm Canadian, what do you expect?)
1) Place the egg yolks, sugar, nutmeg and vanilla paste in a mixing bowl and beat a medium speed for four minutes.
2) In a separate bowl, combine the half-and-half, milk and cream along with the liquors, maple syrup and salt; drizzle into the egg mixture at a slow speed.
3) Pour your tasty treat into well-sealed glass containers. Store for three weeks in the refrigerator. During this time, the alcohol will kill off any nasty bacteria, according to popular science.
4) Serve with freshly ground nutmeg. This treat only gets better with time. Tell your friends about this ASAP -- they need to make it now to provide a nectar to friends and family for the holidays.