Eggnog
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Eggnog
Cocktail recipe

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4.5 / 5
Eggnog is a creamy cocktail made of milk, sugar and eggs, as well as either brandy, rum or bourbon. It has a frothy texture thanks to the whipping of the ... more Eggnog is a creamy cocktail made of milk, sugar and eggs, as well as either brandy, rum or bourbon. It has a frothy texture thanks to the whipping of the eggs, and is usually finished off with a sprinkle of nutmeg or ground cinnamon.
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Base ingredient
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Cognac
Garnish
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Nutmeg
Alcohol content
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17.96% | 3 units *

Irish glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Eggnog is a traditional holiday favorite that combines the richness of Cognac with the smoothness of milk and cream, elevated by the frothiness of whisked eggs. The addition of sugar syrup sweetens the deal, making this drink a creamy, comforting sipper perfect for winter evenings.

Method
How to make a Eggnog

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients into a microwavable bowl and warm gently in a microwave – or alternatively heat on the stove
Do not boil
Serve in an Irish coffee glass and garnish with grated nutmeg before serving
~ It is believed that it improves with age, and it can keep in the fridge for up to a year! ~

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of Eggnog?

Eggnog is believed to have originated in the early medieval period in Britain. It was initially called 'posset' and was made with hot milk curdled with wine or ale, sweetened and flavored. Over time, the recipe evolved, especially in the American colonies where milk and eggs were more plentiful, and it adopted the addition of spirits such as rum, whiskey, brandy, or cognac.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is Eggnog not shaken or stirred?

Eggnog is not shaken or stirred to preserve the texture and airiness imparted by the whipped eggs. Shaking or stirring vigorously after adding the egg whites could deflate them, resulting in a less creamy and frothy texture which is a hallmark of a well-made Eggnog.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

When is the best time to enjoy Eggnog?

Eggnog is traditionally associated with the winter holiday season, especially Christmas and New Year's celebrations. However, its rich and comforting flavor profile makes it a delightful choice for any cold weather occasion.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of alcohol in Eggnog?

Yes, while cognac is traditional in some recipes, Eggnog is quite versatile with alcohol choices. Rum, bourbon, or whiskey can also be used, and each will impart a different character to the drink. The choice of alcohol can be guided by personal taste preferences or by what is readily available.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of Eggnog?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of Eggnog can easily be made by omitting the cognac and ensuring all other ingredients are non-alcoholic. The resulting drink will still offer the creamy and spiced character of traditional Eggnog, making it suitable for all ages and occasions where alcohol is not desired.

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