Will alcohol in an eggnog recipe kill Salmonella?

Small and Backyard Flocks, Food Safety October 16, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

Once alcohol is diluted in the making of the eggnog, it no longer effectively kills bacteria. Pasteurized eggs should be used when preparing eggnog, with or without alcohol.

References:

Safe eggnog requires pasteurized eggs, Utah State University

Making eggnog at home. University of Kentucky

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