Baileys has got to be one of my all time favourite Christmas drinks. I’ll usually sip a glass of it on Christmas Eve while snacking on cheese and biscuits, before slipping into my cosy pyjamas. Truth be told, I’ll usually receive at least one bottle every year around Christmas time from either family or friends. It’s pretty much known to be a tradition now. So when thebar.com challenged me to create my very own festive cocktail, it was a no brainer as I knew straight away which alcohol spirit I’d be reaching for.
Baileys is the best ‘feel good’ festive drink, it always leaves me with a warm tingly feeling inside. Owing to its creamy consistency and being paired with an eggnog concoction, it’s not only filling, but incredibly delicious too. Taking photos for this post was also a great excuse to start decorating my little Christmas tree and to dig out my fairy lights and light up cottage. The fantastic thing about using thebar.com is that you can edit the number of cocktails you wish to create, and it will automatically calculate the ingredients for you.
For this Eggnog recipe (for 3 people) you will need:
105ml Baileys® Original Irish Cream Liqueur
3 tbsp of caster sugar
3 medium eggs
3 vanilla pods, split
3 cinnamon sticks for garnish
3 sprinkles of Nutmeg
(0.6 units of alcohol per serve)
First, beat the eggs together in a bowl with the caster sugar. Make sure the sugar has completely dissolved and the liquid is smooth otherwise your cocktail may contain lumps. Complete before moving on to step 2.
Next, whisk in the Baileys, milk and vanilla pod to the bowl. If you can’t find any vanilla pods, I threw in a bit of vanilla essence to add flavour. Whisk vigorously until everything is combined to form a smooth liquid.
I found this jar of Nutmeg in a local supermarket. It was already grounded which saved me having to chop up extra ingredients. If you prefer to use the real thing, grate the whole nutmeg into the bowl and whisk.
We’ve made it! For the final step, simply add a cinnamon stick which you should be able to find in your supermarket. Look carefully as they’re in the same jar as the cinnamon powder and you might miss it like I did.
There’s a whole host of cocktail recipes which can be found on thebar.com website, I’ll certainly be trying some more of these out around new year with the extra booze we’ll have accumulated. Will you be trying out this recipe? Please note: I was contacted to write a sponsored post. All photographs are my own.