Eggnog is a wonderful rich festive drink, something of a dessert in a cup and much more indulgent than mulled wine. It doesn't have to be made with spirits, so you can make a non-alcoholic batch for the kids and the designated drivers. But it's better with the rum and brandy! I recommend using one of the heather honeys as they work well with spice. 

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 cup honey
    • 1 cup warm water
    • 1 cup light rum
    • 1 cup brandy
    • 12 free range egg yolks
    • 1 1/2 cups milk
    • 1 1/2 cups cream
    • Garnish: grated allspice, ginger or nutmeg

Note: 1 cup is 240ml

PREPARATION

In the bowl of an electric mixer, dissolve the honey in the water. Stir in the light rum and brandy thoroughly. Beat the mixture, gradually beating in the egg yolks, the milk, and the cream. Beat the eggnog until it is foamy and serve it in individual glasses with a dusting of grated allspice, nutmeg or ginger.

As the recipe contains raw egg it is unadvisable for those whose immune system is less strong. We don't recommend giving it to small children, the elderly, pregnant women and those with a low immune system. 

Recipe reproduced from Epicurious