Eggnog – Spice up the Winter Days

eggnog

Eggnog Drink

The eggnog is the sweetest, creamy beverage that is a part of every Christmas dinner. And not just at Christmas. As soon as it gets cold, every American starts whipping out this amazingly soothing drink. It’s the most wonderful drink of this season. Every sip brings memories from the childhood and it creates new ones. Christmas is a time to share it with your family, so make some eggnog and invite them over.

 

Alcoholic Eggnog Recipe

Our suggestion for the alcoholic eggnog recipe is the sherry eggnog. This recipe serves 12 people. So get cracking and start partying. Oh and this goes without saying: drink reasonably and don’t drink and drive!

Ingredients:

  • 750ml (one bottle) aged sherry
  • 10 whole eggs
  • 150g sugar
  • 1L full-cream milk

 

eggnog-cookies

 

Preparation:

Separate the eggs whites and yolks. Mix the sugar with the yolks. Add the sherry and milk and gently stir. Beat the egg whites and add them to the previous mixture. Refrigerate it for an hour and before you serve it don’t forget to garnish it by your choice.

 

Here is another alcoholic idea to spice up your holidays. If you plan to host a small party, this recipe will be a huge hit.

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs, separated
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of whipping cream
  • ½ cup of bourbon
  • 1 cup of milk
  • ½ cup of brandy
  • ½ cup of light rum
  • Nutmeg

Preparation:

Beat the egg yolks and sugar. Add the cream, milk and spirits. While this mix chills, whip the egg whites.  Mix both of the ingredients in a large bowl and let it chill for a couple of hours. Before you serve it, add the nutmeg in each cup.

 

recipe-for-eggnog

 

Eggnog Cocktail

Let’s start off with the easiest eggnog cocktail recipe. And you only need 4 ingredients. 1 ounce of amaretto, 1 ounce of vodka, 2 ounces of eggnog and a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon. Shake all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and that is it. You are ready to party. If you want to shake things up you can put all different toppings like whipped cream, chocolate cream, caramel syrup, cherries, anything you can think of.  Don’t overthink it, just have fun with it.

Another cocktail recipe is the spiced eggnog cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 1-quart eggnog
  • ¼ cup of spiced rum
  • ¼ cup Kahlua
  • 2 tablespoons of bourbon
  • ½-teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cinnamon – ground
  • cloves – ground
  • nutmeg – ground

Preparation:

Blend the eggnog, rum, Kahlua, vanilla and bourbon. In a small bowl mix all of the spices and put a small amount of the spices into the blended mixture. Keep the rest of the spices, you’ll need them for the garnish.

 

Non-alcoholic Eggnog Recipe

This is a kid-friendly version of the eggnog. Make this non-alcoholic eggnog recipe and your kids will love you even more.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 cups of whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground nutmeg, plus more for sprinkling
  • Finely grated lemon zest, for serving, optional

Preparation:

Mix the eggs, sugar and egg yolks in a saucepan. Add a pinch of salt. Over medium heat, cook the milk and a 3/4 cup of the cream until it starts to steam. Whisk 1 cup of the still hot milk into the mixture with eggs. Put the new mixture back on the stove over medium heat. Constantly stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture is thick. Remove it from the heat and add the vanilla and nutmeg. Strain the liquid into and let it cool at room temperature. Then put it in the refrigerator for 2 hours, or until it’s cold. Before you serve it, whip the remaining cream at medium speed and slowly pour the cold mixture. Serve it with a light sprinkle of nutmeg and lemon zest.

 

eggnog-recipe

 

Eggnog Cookies

This is one of the oldest recipes for eggnog cookies and without doubt, it is the most delicious. These eggnog cookies are a total hit at parties and it only takes 25 minutes to make. So start cooking and surprise everyone with the most delicious eggnog cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups of white sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 large egg yolks

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Mix all of the dry ingredients together. In another bowl, mix the sugar and butter until it turns into a paste. Add the eggnog, egg yolks and vanilla and beat at medium sized. Then add the flour and beat at low speed. On a baking sheet, drop the mix with a teaspoon. Season it with nutmeg. Bake for 25 minutes. And that’s it.

 

non-acoholic-eggnog-recipe

 

Another great idea is to make the soft and chewy eggnog cookies. They are so soft, they will practically melt in your mouth. Here we go:

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of butter
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of eggnog
  • 5 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp of cloves
  • 2 tsp of vanilla
  • granulated sugar

Preparation:

Preheat the oven at 360 degrees. Mix the butter and sugar for 5-7 minutes until it becomes creamy. Once you make sure that the mixture is fluffy, add the eggnog and eggs. The third step is to add the dry ingredients. Make little balls out of the mixture, roll them in granulated sugar and place them on the baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

 

alcoholic-eggnog-recipe