Egg Nog

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 208 calories in one serving of Egg Nog.

Styles & Flavours

Egg Nog image

Garnish:

Dust with freshly grated nutmeg

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain back into shaker. DRY SHAKE (without ice) and fine strain into ice-filled glass.

5/6 fl oz Cognac VSOP
5/6 fl oz Bacardi 8 year old rum
1/3 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
5/6 fl oz Milk (whole milk/full 3-4% fat)
1 fresh Egg (white & yolk)
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Hazardous ingredients

Egg (white & yolk) is potentially hazardous if used incorrectly.

Our comment:

This vintage cocktail is literally a thickened alcoholic milkshake flavoured with cognac and rum. Yum!

Variant:

Pre-heat milk, rum, cognac and sugar to turn this into a Hot Egg Nog.

History:

Egg Nog is a vintage Christmas libation and George Washington, America's first President famously made his own. It is traditionally made by whisking the egg yolks with sugar; separately stirring the milk, cream, rum and bourbon; and finally combining these two mixtures along with beaten egg white. This is obviously best made in batches and is a faff. Our quick and easy single-serve version delivers on flavour and if you seek a thicker consistency then opt for cream in place of milk.

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