Orange Cinnamon Eggnog

November 30, 2015Sew White

Orange & Cinnamon Eggnog is a weird cocktail but one that once you try you’ll be surprised at how delicious it can be. Creamy with orange and spicy flavours.

I think it’s a very British thing to think that Eggnog is weird. It is, but it is delicious.

I’ve been trying out this American Christmas staple and adding my own flavour twist to the classic recipe by Waitrose Cellar. See the original recipe here Waitrose Cellar Eggnog.

Sew White orange and cinnamon eggnog

Orange Cinnamon Eggnog

I love the cinnamon and orange flavours at Christmas and love adding to them to most things. With the addition of Cointreau to the rum and the nutmeg on top this frothie and milky drink takes on a lovely extra Christmassy feeling. I hope you like it and it makes a very nice pudding.

Orange Eggnog recipe

Orange goes so well with eggnog. It takes something away from the creaminess which can be a little over powering if you aren’t a fan of dairy. The orange doesn’t take anything away from the flavour of the eggnog but really adds some extra Christmas flavours that increase the wonderful experience.

Eggnog recipe UK

Eggnog isn’t a hug cocktail to have in the UK but I think it will be gaining momentum. Once you’ve tried it, it really does seem something special for a festive treat.

Cointreau eggnog recipe

Cointreau is a beautiful flavour and works with the creamy eggnog so well to give a delicate but moreish orange flavour.

Can I use liquid egg whites/ pasteurised egg whites for eggnog?

Yes you can. Using Egg whites from supermarkets for eggnog is an option if you don’t want to use raw eggs at home. The egg whites available in bottles are often pasteurised so they come with less risk than using raw. They still work in exactly the same way as normal for this Orange Cinnamon Eggnog recipe.

Waitrose Cellar provided me with gift voucher to purchase the ingredients for my recipe. The ideas are all my own.

Orange Cinnamon Eggnog

Sisley White
Orange & Cinnamon Eggnog is a weird cocktail but one that once you try you’ll be surprised at how delicious it can be. Creamy with orange and spicy flavours.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American, English
Servings 8 little glasses
Calories 190 kcal


  • 2 large eggs separated
  • 25 g caster sugar
  • 100 ml rum or bourbon
  • 50 ml Cointreau
  • 200 ml whole milk
  • 150 ml whipping cream
  • a little sprinkle of nutmeg and mixed spice
  • nutmeg to serve
  • freshly grated orange zest to serve


  • Whisk the caster sugar and egg yolks together for a few minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually add in the rum, Cointreau and the milk along with the spices.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  • Fold the rum and egg yolk mixture into the whites very gradually using a metal spoon.
  • Finally, whip the cream (until just holding its shape) then fold into the mixture too.
  • Ladle into your glasses and dust with nutmeg and orange zest to serve.


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


Calories: 190kcal

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword Christmas recipes, cocktail, Orange Cinnamon Eggnog
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  • kate @veggie desserts

    December 1, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    5 stars
    Cointreau eggnog? You’re a legend. That sounds so so so amazing!

    1. Sew White

      December 1, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ You are so sweet x

    2. Sew White

      December 3, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      Cheers Kate! You’re so sweet x

  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    December 1, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    5 stars
    Oh wow. I’ve never made eggnog – in fact I’m not even sure if I’ve ever had it?! – but your orange and cinnamon version sounds absolutely amazing!

  • Nayna Kanabar

    December 1, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    5 stars
    This looks perfect to serve at Christmas. I love christmassy drinks.

    1. Sew White

      December 3, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you so much. I love Christmas so much πŸ™‚

  • Isabella

    December 2, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    5 stars
    I love festive drinks – Eggnog is such a funny name! Cinnamon and Orange sounds delicious!!

    1. Sew White

      December 3, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      Cinnamon and orange work so well in this drink and I completely agree. It is a funny name πŸ™‚

  • Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    December 4, 2015 at 7:40 am

    5 stars
    You know I have never tried eggnog before. I love the cinnamon and orange twist on your recipe.

    1. Sew White

      December 6, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      You should try it! It is weird but I can see how people would be addicted and have it every year!

  • Sarah

    December 18, 2015 at 10:10 am

    5 stars
    I really need to get on the Eggnog game – keep meaning to try it but couldn’t find a recipe that I liked so I’m glad you’ve posted yours. Sounds lovely. πŸ™‚

    1. Sew White

      December 18, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ It is a weird drink but definitely work trying x

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