Orange & Cinnamon Eggnog

November 30, 2015Sew White

Sew White orange and cinnamon eggnog

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.

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 & Cinnamon Eggnog
Author: Sisley White
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 8 little glasses
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 100ml rum or bourbon
  • 50ml Cointreau
  • 200ml whole milk
  • 150 ml whipping cream
  • a little sprinkle of nutmeg and mixed spice
  • nutmeg to serve
  • freshly grated orange zest to serve
  1. Whisk the caster sugar and egg yolks together for a few minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add in the rum, Cointreau and the milk along with the spices.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  4. Fold the rum and egg yolk mixture into the whites very gradually using a metal spoon.
  5. Finally, whip the cream (until just holding its shape) then fold into the mixture too.
  6. 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.

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


  • kate @veggie desserts

    December 1, 2015 at 7:38 pm

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

    1. Sew White

      December 1, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      Thank you 🙂 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

    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

    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 🙂

  • Isabella

    December 2, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    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 🙂

  • Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    December 4, 2015 at 7:40 am

    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

    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. 🙂

    1. Sew White

      December 18, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you 🙂 It is a weird drink but definitely work trying x

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