How to make boozy Eggnog: a tried and tested festive eggnog recipe you can make at home this season!
I’ll be the first to admit that the idea of eggnog didn’t appeal to me at first.
I mean a drink, made with eggs that you can pre-purchase in a carton? It was simply not the most appealing of all festive drinks!
However, having now thoroughly researched the topic for you (someone had to do the taste testing, you’re welcome), the Mama Loves team have come up with a boozy alternative that we think even you naysayers will enjoy.
Unlike most of our winter-warmer favourites that we’ve suggested for the festive season, our boozy eggnog is served cold and creamy.
And one teensy secret as we researched the best way to make and serve your eggnog – despite the raw egg – the alcohol content means it can be made in advance and stored in the fridge.
Some have suggested for months but we’ve not made a batch to last that long, yet!
We do encourage you to have some fun with the boozy eggnog concept.
Our recipe here is by no means traditional and trial and error is what it’s all about to find the combination you like – but trust us, if you’re only past experience is the cartoned stuff, please give the homemade version a chance!
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Tools you will need for making Eggnog
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups & spoons
- A handheld whisk or electric beater with a whisk attachment
- Nice serving cups
Boozy Eggnog Ingredients
To make this boozy eggnog recipe, you will need:
1 cup of caster sugar
2 cups low fat milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup spiced rum (or substitute)
Garnish (optional) cinnamon stick, dark sugar OR a sprinkle of nutmeg
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until light and creamy
Fold in the sugar until it’s dissolved
Add in the milk, cream and vanilla, then add your liquor
Serve into your favourite handled cups or mugs
Garnish with a sugared rim and cinnamon stick, or lightly grate some nutmeg to finish
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup of caster sugar
- 2 cups low fat milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup spiced rum (or substitute)
- Garnish (optional) cinnamon stick, dark sugar OR a sprinkle of nutmeg
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until light and creamy
- Fold in the sugar until it's dissolved
- Add in the milk, cream and vanilla
- Serve into your favourite handled cups or mugs
- Garnish with a sugared rim and cinnamon stick, or lightly grate some nutmeg to finish
Substitute booze for your boozy eggnog
For this recipe, we have used spiced rum, but you can also try dark rum, or bourbon (or a combination!).
Brandy can also work with this recipe and leave you with a lovely warming feeling.
Our favourite adult variation on eggnog though is the Tom & Jerry – you can see our Tom & Jerry cocktail recipe here.
More Christmas drink ideas
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