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Making Eggnog with 31Dover *

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing a few cocktail recipes to get us in the Christmas spirit…literally!

The first one up is Eggnog, a new one, that I had never tried before and was a lot  more work than I thought it would be. It was so worth it though as the drink was great! I think it’s a proper after dinner treat! Our neighbour loved it and wanted to mix it with coffee so that was a good start!

If you’re going to be serving this as an after dinner drink, you will need to prepare a lot of it in the morning as it needs to chill for a fair few hours.

Ingredients

3 egg yolks
75g (3oz) golden caster sugar
800ml (1 1/4pints) whole milk
1tsp vanilla extract
2 cinnamon sticks, plus extra to serve
150ml (1/4 pint) rum
200ml (1/3 pint) whipping cream
pinch of ground cinnamon or freshly grated nutmeg, to serve

Method

Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until well combined.

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Pour the milk into a saucepan, add the vanilla pod or extract and cinnamon sticks, place over a medium low heat and bring just to the boil.

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Pour the hot milk over the egg and sugar mix and whisk well. Pour back into the cleaned out pan, place over a low-medium heat and stir constantly until thickened slightly.
Remove from the heat and stir in the rum or brandy, set aside to cool for approximately 20-25 minutes and then chill for at least 3 hours.

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Once cool, whisk the cream and fold into the mixture.

Fill glasses with ice and pour over the egg nog.

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Sprinkle with a little ground cinnamon or a grating of fresh nutmeg and decorate each glass with a cinnamon stick.

I have to admit that I got bored of whisking and used a Kitchen Aid that my neighbour kindly lent me! How I long to have my own!

The Eggnog did taste bloody good though, and I will certainly be making it again over the Christmas period!

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