The Ultimate Eggnog

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Preparation: 20 minutes

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Serves: 6


Eggnog is a Christmas drink better known in the USA, even though its origins date back to medieval England. Time to revive it to welcome your guests this Christmas.


  • 2 large Bird Bros eggs, separated
  • 25g caster sugar, plus extra to taste
  • 100ml rum or bourbon
  • 200ml whole milk
  • 150ml whipping cream
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to serve


  1. Whisk the egg yolks and caster sugar for a few minutes until pale, light and fluffy.

  2. Gradually whisk in the rum or bourbon, then whisk in the milk. The mixture will separate after standing, so it may need to be whisked again.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Fold the egg yolk mixture into the whites very gradually. Finally, whip the cream until it just holds its shape and fold that into the mixture as well.

  4. Sweeten to taste with extra sugar if you wish. Ladle into sturdy glasses and serve with a dusting of nutmeg. (This recipe contains raw egg so it is not suitable for pregnant women, the elderly or anyone whose health is compromised.)

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