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The Best Christmas Eggnog

Eggnog is the traditional drink at Christmas, whilst you may have your own recipe, why not try this one this Christmas season.


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The Best Christmas Eggnog
November 15, 2015

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The Best Christmas Eggnog

Is your Christmas drink of choice eggnog? I’m sure you have your own special recipe, but perhaps this year, you should try this one ­čśë


Armed with the task of creating ‘The Best Christmas Eggnog’ for Rock Chic Eggs, I roped in Ewen to help make this the ultimate eggnog. Rock Chic Eggs are the ultimate free-range eggs on the market. Check out their website to see just how free and happy this chickens are, and why they are producing some of the best eggs money can buy.


We tried many different liquors that were supplied and in my own personal collection. Whilst we found Amaretto (an almond flavoured liquor) worked very well, if you can get your hands on some Bassano Grappa Tagliatella (35%), this will give you The Best Christmas Eggnog. We were supplied some by


The Best Christmas Eggnog

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  • 700 ml milk
  • 240 ml thick pouring cream
  • 5 eggs separated
  • 130 g sugar
  • 175 ml Bassano Grappa Tagliatella
  • Freshly grated nutmeg to serve


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks and sugar until pale and thick. Add the milk, cream and grappa, and whisk to combine.
  • Place the egg whites in the clean bowl of a stand mixer and beat to soft peaks.
  • Whisk about 1/4 of the egg whites vigorously into the egg yolk mixture. Add the remaining egg whites and whisk until fully incorporated.
  • Chill. Whisk again lightly just before serving. Grate some fresh nutmeg over the top of each glass.


One comment on “The Best Christmas Eggnog
  1. Debs @ Wilde Orchard

    Okay despite being a chef, I have never thought to even attempt making my own eggnog. But the creaminess of yours has me thinking this could only end up having a happy ending. Thanks.

    December 3, 2015 at 11:27 pm

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