This year we are embracing those classic Northern Hemisphere Christmas traditions but not without adding a South African spin! Don’t miss our #FestiveFeasting inspirations – we have already shared a Scandinavian-inspired table as well as one decorated with a White Christmas in Africa theme.
While table settings and menu plannings are important, what would this season be without some special festive drinks? Do try our fresh interpretation of another classic, eggnog!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eggnog, or egg nog is a sweetened dairy-based beverage traditionally made with milk and/or cream, sugar, and whipped eggs (which gives it a frothy texture). Spirits such as brandy, rum or bourbon are often added. The finished serving is often garnished with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon or nutmeg. Eggnog is traditionally consumed throughout Canada and the United States around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Eggnog may be added as a flavoring to food or drinks such as coffee and tea. Eggnog as a custard can also be used as an ice cream base.
The Leopard’s Leap take on Eggnog – White Christmas Wine Cocktail
For the eggnog base
6 large egg-yolks
180 g (¾ cup) castor sugar
500 ml (2 cups) milk
750 ml (3 cups) cream
For the sorbet
250 ml (1 cup) water
250 ml (1 cup) sugar
1 small piece of nutmeg
1 vanilla pod, cut in half lengthwise
1 cinnamon stick
5 cm piece of orange peel (white pith removed)
For the eggnog
For the sorbet
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