Traditional Eggnog

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As mentioned on BBC Radio Solent, 1st November 2012.

A seasonal drink for the adults! If you haven’t made your own cocktails before then this is a great place to start.

Eggnog is an old fashioned and stylish cocktail.

  • Serves 8
  • 8 large eggs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 500ml double cream
  • 700ml whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp nutmeg, grated
  • 150ml bourbon
  • 150ml brandy
  • 1. Separate 2 of the eggs and whisk together 2 yolks with the remaining 6 whole eggs and the sugar (place the 2 whites into a clean bowl).
  • 2. Heat the double cream and the milk.
  • 3. Whisk one cup of the warm milk/cream into the egg mixture.
  • 4. Pour this into the rest of the milk/cream mixture and continue to cook, until the custard just thickens.
  • 5. Strain from the pan, through a sieve and into a glass bowl – allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • 6. Add the remaining ingredients
  • 7. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks and fold them through the mixture.
  • 8. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • 9. Serve in cocktail glasses, dusted with nutmeg

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