Hot Winter drinks

Cold winter days. Snug wishes. Hot drinks.

Tea, hot wine, hot cocktails, hot chocolate. Everyting HOT!

Here are a 2 classic recipes which will warm your heart for sure.

Jamie Oliver‘s special Eggnog

We all love a cup of hot eggnog, don’t we?

Eggnog, historically also known (when alcoholic) as milk punch or egg milk punch, is a rich, chilled, sweetened, creamy dairy-based beverage traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped eggs (which gives it a frothy texture, and its name) and, in some contexts, distilled spirits such as brandy, rum or bourbon.

Here’s the recipe… with a twist!

Ingredients (Serves 8)

  • 3 cups (700ml) whole milk
  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy or double cream
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean pod, split and seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 2/3 (130g) cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (175ml) Bacardi Dark Rum, or bourbon

How to do it:

In a saucepan, combine milk, cream, cinnamon, vanilla bean, vanilla seeds, and nutmeg. Bring to the boil over a medium heat. Once boiling, remove from the heat and allow to steep.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat egg yolks and sugar until combined and thick ribbons form when the whisk is lifted. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to mix until the mixture is combined and smooth. Add bourbon or rum, and stir. Refrigerate overnight or for up to 3 days.

Before serving, beat the egg whites in a large bowl or stand mixer until soft peaks form. Gently fold into eggnog until combined. Serve and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Delicious Eggnog
Delicious Eggnog

Marta Stewart‘s Irish Coffee

It doesn’t get easier than a classical Irish Coffee! sometimes forgotten, it is a top Winter warmer.

Irish coffee is a cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar (some recipes specify that brown sugar should be used), stirred, and topped with thick cream. You almost don’t need a recipe 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (235ml) heavy cream
  • 1/4 (50gr) cup sugar
  • 4 ounces (120ml) Irish whiskey
  • 3 cups (700ml) strong hot coffee

How to do it:

Whisk cream and sugar together in a medium bowl until stiff peaks form. Divide coffee and whiskey among 4 coffee cups, then top each with 1/2 cup whipped cream. Serve immediately.

Coffee? Irish?
Coffee? Irish?

Hot already? 🙂

 

 

 

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