Eggnog in a glass on a snow-covered table

Eggnog

  • 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

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Try our warming eggnog recipe, then check out our mulled beer and more Christmas cocktails.

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Ingredients

  • 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

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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