How to make the best egg nog you’ll ever taste

I’m a sucker for Christmas traditions. I’m talking crackers and carols (check out our kick-arse Christmas playlist here), and sweating like a pig in the Queensland summer while carving up the damn turkey. Barbecues won’t cut it. Neither will prawns. I have European blood in my veins and my White Christmas won’t go down without a fight.

As a kid, I always looked at adults downing eggnog with a sense of longing. That crappy non-boozy one you can get at the supermarket is an insult. I wanted to be mixing (and shaking) it with the big kids.

Now I’m a grown up (I know, I’m as surprised as anyone), one of the highlights of my December is making a bloody great batch of eggnog and seeing whether I can get squiffy before I get full. It’s a race against time and I find it exhilarating! Then I undo my pants and watch Elf on the couch until I fall asleep.

This is absolutely the best eggnog I have tasted. And now you can taste it too.

Bottoms up!

The best Christmas eggnog you will ever taste - Champagne Cartel

The best Christmas eggnog you will ever taste


  • 700ml milk
  • 240ml thick pouring cream
  • 5 free-range eggs, separated
  • 130g caster sugar
  • 175ml dark rum, bourbon, brandy, whiskey or cognac (choose your favourite, don’t do all five!)
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to serve


  1. In a large bowl or using a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks and sugar until pale and thick. Add the milk, cream and liqueur, and whisk to combine.
  2. Place the egg whites in a clean bowl or bowl of a stand mixer and beat to soft peaks.
  3. Whisk about a quarter of the egg whites vigorously into the egg yolk mixture. Add the remaining egg whites and whisk until fully incorporated.
  4. Chill in the fridge.
  5. Whisk again lightly just before serving then pour into serving glasses.
  6. Grate some fresh nutmeg over the top of each glass.

Serves 6. Or me with my pants undone.

Best Christmas eggnog you will ever taste - Champagne Cartel


Will you make up a batch of eggnog this Christmas?

Written By

Carolyn is the editorial director of Champagne Cartel and a freelance writer. In her spare time she is a long-distance runner, peanut butter enthusiast, and single mum to three incredible humans.

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