Eggnog in a glass on a snow-covered table


  • serves 8
  • Easy

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


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



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


  • 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.