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Photo credit Sonya Sanford

Gogol Mogol

The old-school Ashkenazi cure for colds, sore throats and winter blues.

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2


  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup sugar or honey
  • ¼ cup hot milk

Optional additions:

  • 2 shots rum or brandy
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice + 1 tsp zest
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder


  1. Using a handheld mixer with the whisk attachment, or using a whisk, beat the egg yolks and sugar together until lightened, thick and doubled in size  about 3-4 minutes with the mixer or 6-8 minutes by hand. 
  2. Warm up the milk until just hot and then stream it into the egg mixture, whisking continuously. If including any of the optional additions, whisk them in at this point. Serve immediately.


Raw egg yolks may contain salmonella or other bacteria. While many dishes, like Caesar salad and aioli, are prepared with raw egg yolk, one can reduce the risk of illness in these recipes by using pasteurized eggs. You can also “cook” an egg without heat by adding an acid, like lemon juice, to your egg yolks.

  • Author: Sonya Sanford
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Ashkenazi