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DIY Advocaat

[Photograph: Marcia Simmons]

Advocaat is often called Dutch eggnog, but it's actually more like a creamy brandy custard with a deep and rich flavor and a light, pudding-like texture.

Notes: Though this recipe does cook the yolks somewhat, if you are concerned about salmonella, use pasteurized eggs. You can substitute all brandy or all vodka (or even whiskey or rum) in place of the vodka-brandy combination in this recipe.

About the Author: Marcia Simmons is the author of DIY Cocktails: A Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Signature Drinks. She also shares cocktail recipes and tips on the DIY Cocktails blog and on Twitter @DIYCocktails.

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