18/12/2016

Feeling festive with Baileys Eggnog


Baileys eggnog Christmas Priceless Life of Mine Over 40 lifestyle blog

It's now just a week before Christmas and I know we're all asking the same question, "how the hell did that happen?" but it's here so do you fancy some eggnog?

Get comfy on the sofa, pop a Christmas movie on and I'll have some whisked up for you in a jiffy.

This is not your normal eggnog, oooh no, this is your alcoholic version, made with Baileys! My favourite tipple in the whole wide world. Is it yours too?

It's rich and creamy and utterly delicious, it's not just our friends across the pond that enjoy eggnog at this time of year.

Anyway, it's super easy to make and you can whip up a batch in the morning and pop it in the fridge to chill ready for your friends coming round in the evening.


Baileys eggnog Christmas Priceless Life of Mine Over 40 lifestyle blog

Ingredients to make 1
 (just increase quantities if there are more of you or you just want more for yourself :)

35ml of Baileys 
1 tbsp sugar
1 egg
75ml milk
1 vanilla pod
Nutmeg
1 cinnamon stick (for garnish)

Baileys eggnog Christmas Priceless Life of Mine Over 40 lifestyle blog

In a bowl (large if you're multiplying your quantities) mix together the egg/s and sugar until creamy and the sugar begins to dissolve. You don't want grainy eggnog.

Baileys eggnog Christmas Priceless Life of Mine Over 40 lifestyle blog

Baileys eggnog Christmas Priceless Life of Mine Over 40 lifestyle blog

Then add in your Baileys.

Baileys eggnog Christmas Priceless Life of Mine Over 40 lifestyle blog

And stir in the seeds from the vanilla pod. If you don't fancy all the seeds in there, although they're minuscule, you can just split the pod and pop it in, you'll still get the flavour. You'll need to split the pod with a sharp knife (watch the fingers, you'll need those for unwrapping everything the big man brings you on Christmas day), scrape out the seeds and pop them into your mix. Then add a little nutmeg, just a sprinkle mind, don't go overboard. Now, if you're just making one for yourself obviously you need the vanilla pod but if you making for 2 or even 4 I think you'll get away with just the one pod personally, I guess it depends how much of a lover of vanilla you are!

Baileys eggnog Christmas Priceless Life of Mine Over 40 lifestyle blog

You need to whisk it really well to make it really creamy and frothy. You can see ours is not that frothy, but we were short on time and eager to drink!!!! You can either keep it in bowl and whisk it that way or give it a good mix in a cocktail shaker. Either way, strain it as you pour into your glass with a cocktail strainer or just use a regular tea strainer.

Baileys eggnog Christmas Priceless Life of Mine Over 40 lifestyle blog

Garnish with a cinnamon stick, which to be honest is optional, but I like it to give my eggnog a stir.

Baileys eggnog Christmas Priceless Life of Mine Over 40 lifestyle blog


Are you an eggnog fan? Never tried it? Give this one a go! 


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4 comments

  1. Ooooh this sounds so yummy! I love Baileys! I make a Bailey's and chocolate croissant bread and butter pudding every year, it's my favourite thing ever! :D

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

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    1. I love Baileys everything and that bread and butter butter pudding sound devine!!! :) x

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  2. Yum! I've always wondered what eggnog was lol! IThink I'm gonna have to give your version a try!
    Heather xx
    www.suncreamandsparkles.com

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    1. I was a little unsure about mixing in and drinking the raw egg, but you don't even know its in there!!! x

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