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Eggnog in a glass on a snow-covered table

Eggnog

Published: December 13, 2021 at 12:25 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

Put a rosy glow in your cheeks with this classic winter cocktail, made with egg yolks, sugar, cream, sherry, rum and plenty of fresh nutmeg

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Try our warming eggnog recipe, then check out our classic snowball, vegan eggnog, mulled wine and more Christmas cocktails.

Ingredients

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 700ml single cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a generous pinch ground nutmeg or cinnamon, plus extra to serve
  • 75ml cream sherry
  • 50ml rum

Method

  • STEP 1

    Whisk together the eggs and sugar in a jug or bowl. Heat the cream in a pan and add the vanilla and nutmeg. Cook gently over a medium-low heat and bring the mixture to just below the boil.

  • STEP 2

    Pour the cream over the egg and sugar mixture, and whisk really well. Pour back into the pan over a low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened slightly.

  • STEP 3

    Remove from the heat and stir in the booze. Serve warm in mugs, or chill and serve over ice, with a grating of extra
    nutmeg over the top.

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