It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.
Or should I say: Gin-mas.
Christmas is without a doubt my favourite time of the year.
I absolutely love Christmas and everything that goes with it – the carols, the decorations, the holiday movies, the eggnog.
Unashamedly, I’ve had Mariah Carey on repeat on Spotify since the start of November.
In fact, my Christmas love runs so deep that the moment Halloween was over, (after some persuading) J and I went to IKEA to get our decorating underway.
We also went to the dollar store (DollarPlus) last Sunday and bought even more decorations.
For those looking for decorating tips – or just something fun to watch – Netflix is currently playing, ‘Holiday Home Makeover with Mr Christmas’.
Our apartment is looking more and more like our own little Christmas wonderland each week.
Honestly, it is Christmassy bliss!
Now, speaking of eggnog, we definitely got into the Christmas spirit last Friday night, including J’s homemade eggnog.
It was so good.
In fact, it was so good that I ended up finishing it all while we were watching ‘The Holiday’ that night.
Normally, at Christmas time my family will buy some eggnog from the supermarket, so this was the first time I’ve actually had the homemade variety. It was, of course, much better.
Now, for anyone reading this blog who may want to join us in our early Christmas fun I came across an eggnog recipe today that looks so delicious.
Perfect for unwinding on a Friday night after a long, busy week at work.
The recipe comes courtesy of Mirabeau Dry Gin.
The bottle of Mirabeau’s Dry Rosé Gin looks so pretty. It would make a great holiday gift!
A little bit about Mirabeau Dry Gin
Taking inspiration from the abundance of botanicals found along the French Riviera, Mirabeau’s Dry Rosé Gin redefines the normally sugary pink gin category, with a dry, yet highly aromatic style.
Bottled in a beautiful unique gin bottle, Mirabeau’s Dry Rosé Gin is distilled with a touch of its much-loved Rosé wine.
It makes a delicious Mirabeau Gin Eggnog, along with other seasonal cocktails.
For details here: maisonmirabeau.com/our-range/mirabeau-dry-gin
Gin-mas eggnog recipe
Mirabeau Gin Eggnog, perfectly served hot or cold, looks too good not to try.
- 30ml Mirabeau Dry Gin
- 15ml Cognac
- 20ml sugar syrup
- 90ml almond milk
- 30ml heavy cream
- 1 Egg
For the cold version
Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously to get the air going. Then add some ice and repeat.
After this, double shake and serve over ice in a glass rimmed with sugar and a hint of cinnamon.
Grate some nutmeg over the top and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
For the hot version
Shake all the ingredients to thoroughly mix them.
Then gently warm through, be careful not to get the egg too warm.
Garnish with grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.
Honestly, you really can’t have Christmas without cinnamon and nutmeg.
Sans alcohol option
Now, while Mirabeau Dry Gin looks like a great option to try, any brand of gin will do, of course.
And for those who may prefer the sans-alcohol option, there are so many great varieties to choose from.
Sans Drinks is a great place to start when looking for alcohol-free gin (click here).
Merry gin-mas season, dear readers!
Enjoy the recipe – let me know how you find it.
And have a gin-massy weekend ahead.
PS This post wasn’t sponsored by Mirabeau or anything like that. I just came across the recipe today and thought I’d share it. 🙂 Enjoy!