Cardiff Cocktails

By Mark Holmes

Nadolegg Nog


In all honestly I love christmas. It does have its minor annoyances, but the positives far out weigh the negatives, and one positive for me is all the wonderful flavours we get to enjoy to get us through the cold days. After mixing up Jeffrey Morgenthaler's Clyde Common Egg Nog for a few friends the other night (who after initially turning their noses up to the idea, smashed through the whole batch in no time at all)  I wanted to make my own Egg Nog or Flip, and here’s the end result…

Nadolegg Nog

  • 25 ml Jamaican Rum
  • 15 ml Oloroso Sherry
  • 15 ml Walnut orgeat*
  • 20 ml Date juice**
  • 20 ml Whole milk
  • 1 Whole fresh egg

Dry shake the egg to emulsify, shake the rest with ice and strain into a chilled glass, garnish with a grating of at least 70% cocoa chocolate

*Walnut Orgeat

Not technically orgeat (orgeat is, in the easiest term, an almond sugar syrup) due to the fact it’s not made from almonds but walnuts, but the word describes the process of making the walnut syrup well. The method I used was the same as Darcy O’Neils orgeat, but substituting walnuts for almonds and can be found by clicking here.

**Date Juice
Blend 1 cup of dates with 2 cups of milk, strain and bottle. easy.
Nadolig Llawen
  • 16 December 2012
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