EG Nog

Turn this classic Christmas treat into something special, with a dash of Edinburgh Christmas Gin.

Ingredients

Serves 8

  • 700ml whole milk
  • 250ml double cream
  • 175ml Christmas Edinburgh Gin 
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence or 1 pod, split
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish
  • 4 cloves 
  • 4 egg yolks 
  • 100g caster sugar

Method

  1. In a saucepan, combine milk, cream, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves and nutmeg, then bring to the boil over a medium heat.
  2. When the liquid starts to boil, remove from the heat and allow it to sit for at least an hour to let the flavours infuse.
  3. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  4. Remove the whole spices from the milk mixture, then slowly whisk the milk in with the egg and sugar, mixing continually until smooth. 
  5. Add the Christmas Edinburgh Gin and whisk well. 
  6. Refrigerate overnight.
  7. Serve in mugs with a grating of fresh nutmeg or cinnamon.
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