Not Your Nana’s Nog

  • Serves

    serves 8-10


This boozy re-creation of a classic eggnog was developed for us by Emily Pote of the cocktail consultant team All in Good Spirits. Perfect for holiday gatherings, it requires a bit more preparation than the store-bought variety, but is certainly worth the extra effort.


For the Demerara Syrup

  • 1 cup demerara sugar
  • 1 cup water

For the Eggnog

  • 10 egg whites
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 cup Creole Shrub orange liqueur
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups spiced rum, such as Sailor Jerry's
  • Whole nutmeg, for garnish
  • Orange zest, for garnish


Step 1

Make the demerara syrup: Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved, and remove from heat. Let cool before using.

Step 2

With a whisk or electric mixer, beat egg whites in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Add egg yolks, cream, orange liqueur, and 5 oz. demerara syrup and beat until smooth. Stir in rum and two cups of ice and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and orange zest.