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Christmas drinks

Celebrate the festive season
with our creative drink ideas

Christmas drinks at Waitrose Cellar

Eggnog | Serves 1

2 large eggs, seperated, 25g caster sugar , 100ml rum or bourbon,
200ml whole milk, 150 ml whipping cream, Nutmeg to serve

1. Whisk the caster sugar and egg yolks together until they appear fluffy, light and pale; try using an electric
2. Bit by bit, whisk in the rum or bourbon. Finally whisk in the milk (the mixture may need to be whisked
again as it may separate over time).
3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
4. Fold your first mixture into the whites very gradually.
5. Finally, whip the cream then fold into the mixture too.
If you
like, sweeten with a little extra sugar. Ladle into punch glasses and dust with nutmeg to serve.

*Contains raw egg, so it is not suitable for pregnant women, the elderly and those with weak immune systems.

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Egg nogg in glasses with nutmeg on top

Eggnog signature spice milkshake - By Will Torrent for Waitrose

"Place in a blender, a few glugs of semi skimmed milk (approx. 500ml), a few scoops of Waitrose Seriously Madagascan vanilla ice cream, a teaspoon or two of Waitrose signature spice and a splash of Advocaat liqueur and blitz! You could even throw in a tot of brandy too."

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Hot Gin Punch

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A lovely alternative to a Bucks Fizz

This is a great recipe that will liven up anyone's glass of sparkling wine this festive season.

In a champagne flute add 25ml of Cointreau Triple Sec,25ml of pomegrante juice, a dash of lime juice to bring out the zing and finally top up with your choice of sparkling wine.

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