Eggnog – The Perfect Christmas Drink

christmas-drink-eggnog-recipeChristmas is right around the corner, and just as Cakes and Cookies are an integral part of your X’mas celebrations, so is Eggnog! It is a sweetened drink made with milk, cream, sugar, beaten eggs and spices; Eggnog is extremely popular as a Christmas Drink, and you can customize it with alcoholic additions like brandy, rum, and whiskey. There’s nothing like fresh homemade Eggnog – pure and pristine, made frothy and all whipped up using eggs, and topped with a generous serving of Whipped cream, this is indeed a perfectly warm and soothing drink for a White Christmas!

[Recipe & photo courtesy of Cocktail Times]

1 liter Maker’s Mark bourbon
1 quart milk
1 quart heavy cream
2 dozen eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 pinch of cinnamon (optional)
a pinch of nutmeg – for garnish
whipped cream – for garnish
chocolate shavings (optional, for garnish)

Separate egg whites from egg yolks carefully using an Egg Separator.

Beat only the yolks in a bowl until creamy. Whip sugar into the yolks.

Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl until they stand in peaks, adding 1/2 cup additional sugar, if desired.

Now beat the yolks and bourbon together. Add whites to this mixture slowly, beating contantly to form a smooth cream. Then add the cream and milk to this mixture. Add cinnamon if you like, and garnish with a pinch of nutmeg.

Pour the Eggnog in Cappucino mugs, garnish with some chocolate shavings if you like, top with some whipped cream and enjoy this Christmas drink as you celebrate the holidays with your friends and family!

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  1. This is a very good drink,using
    one of the best BOURBONS.
    To me this is an all year round

  2. I love drink too.

  3. Happy HOlidays to all of you too people!

    Alka – this should probably make about 10-12 servings. but if you are making ti for the first time, I’d suggest cutting the recipe to half:)

    hope you enjoy it!:)

  4. This looks so cute…never ever tasted this but it sounds so HEAVY and sorry for this silly question but this quantity will yield how many mugs of eggnog?

  5. I am making the Trinidad version called ponche de creme (it has lots of rum!)

    Happy Holidays!

  6. Lovely drink..:)

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