George Washington's Eggnog

This is from his own recipe archives, although he forgot to mention how many eggs to use.

1 pint brandy
1/2 pint rye whiskey
1/2 pint Jamaica rum
1/4 pint sherry
? eggs
12 Tbsp sugar
1 qt milk
1 qt cream

MIX LIQUOR FIRST, then separate yolks and whites of eggs, add sugar to beaten yolks, mix well. Add liquor to mixture drop by drop at first, slowly beating. Add milk and cream, slowly beating. Beat whites of eggs until stiff and fold slowly into mixture. Let set in cool place for several days. Taste frequently.

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