Gentleman JOE: 'Tis the season to make eggnog 8 years ago

Gentleman JOE: 'Tis the season to make eggnog

Our mates at the Vintage Cocktail Club have shared their recipe of secret hobo herbs and spices that make their Christmas eggnog so special

Every year people around the world celebrate the festive period by drinking raw eggs laced with booze, and with the time-honoured tradition of getting through the Christmas period with helpings of rum and brandy, our mates at the Vintage Cocktail Club have been kind enough to share their recipe for their very delicious eggnog, so that you're well prepared for whatever this season has to throw at you.


So whether you're putting up the Christmas tree or hosting a dinner party, Christmas eggnog is a must have, in particular if you're inviting JOE. We simply won't attend if there's no eggnog, and we'd like it served in a traditional nog (a carved wooden mug) just like the olden times.

Here's what you'll need for the liquid eggy goodness:

6 eggs
2 cups whole milk
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup dark rum
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon, nutmeg (fresh)

For best results, all your ingredients should be pre-chilled, plus it also means you can get drinking your delicious concoction sooner. In a bowl, whisk the eggs until very frothy, then add sugar and continue to beat so that it mixes together. Sprinkle in the nutmeg and add the vanilla extract as you continue to beat the mixture and make sure everything is coming together smoothly. Perhaps playing some smooth jazz in the background might also help.

A little bit at a time, add in the whipping cream (still beating of course) and then next add in the rum and the brandy, which should (you guessed it) be beaten in. When the whole mixture is nicely combined together, leave it in the fridge to rest for about 2 hours and then enjoy. Sprinkle a bit of extra fresh nutmeg on top if you're feeling particularly Christmassy.


While you're free to do as you choose, we don't recommend doing what Homer Simpson did and adding it to your cereal. If you don't fancy the hassle of making it yourself, just head along to the Vintage Cocktail Club, and they'll make one up for you instead.