Yes, Mish, I DO have a killer eggnog recipe! By far, the best in the universe.
Several years ago, I tried this at a neighbor's house and had to wait an entire year for her to find the recipe again to give me. I made it and it makes a LOT!! Maybe a third more than what's in the bowl in the picture. It's good leftover, but best the night you make it.
Also, as far as your shots go, that's a great idea, since this is so rich and foamy. I didn't have a punch set, so I served this in a borrowed trifle bowl, with an eclectic array of various glasses: martinis, wines, desserts, ballentine beer glasses, liqueur glasses, etc. People could take as little or as much as they wanted, as they chose their own glasses.
I will be making this again this year.
BEITU (Best Eggnog in the Universe)
1 dozen eggs, separated
½ teaspoon salt
2 ½ cups sugar
2 (or more) cups bourbon
½ cup rum
1 quart milk
2 tablespoons vanilla
3 pints cream
Beat egg yolks with salt. Add ½ cup sugar and beat until thick. Mix in bourbon, rum, quart of milk, and vanilla. Beat egg whites till foamy. Add remaining sugar to egg whites and beat till stiff. Whip cream until stiff. Fold egg whites and whipped cream into booze/milk mixture.
Chill well before serving.