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The Modern Butlers’ Journal, December 2019, Let’s Talk about Mixology

Amer A. VargasLet’s Talk about Mixology, Part 50

by Amer A. Vargas

White Chocolate Eggnog Punch

White Chocolate Eggnog Punch by Kurman Communications

As Christmas is approaching at a steady pace, it’s time to start making preparations for family gatherings during the holiday season. And of course, cocktails can be an important part of those gatherings.

On this occasion, we suggest a variation of the classic and very Christmassy eggnog punch. Our suggestion is itself a variation of a Chocolate Eggnog recipe by famous chef Jamie Oliver that you can see by clicking here.

These are the ingredients that you will need for about 8 servings:

  • 20 oz/600 ml of whole milk
  • 100 gr of white chocolate
  • 2 cardamom seeds (crushed)
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 4 eggs
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • A quarter of a nutmeg
  • 10 oz/300 mil of Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 7 oz/200 ml of double cream

And this is how you prepare the White Chocolate Christmas Eggnog Punch:

Put the milk in a pan and add the cinnamon stick, the clove and the crushed cardamom seeds. Also put the vanilla pod in the milk: cut it lengthwise and scrub out the fleshy inside of the pod, then add both the flesh and the pod. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Break the white chocolate in chunks and place in a different bowl; then let the chocolate melt slowly over a bain marie.

In another bowl, separate the egg whites from the yolks. Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites, beat until stiff and set aside. In yet another (large) bowl, mix the honey with the egg yolks and the quarter of a nutmeg. When this mix is homogeneous, strain the milk and pour it in this large bowl and the mix. Then add the melted white chocolate. Again, mix together until homogenous and add the Bailey’s and the double cream, stirring with a whisk to ensure the mixture has a uniform consistency. Then we are ready to pour it over the stiff egg whites and mix nicely.

As Jamie Oliver states, you can enjoy this eggnog over ice, cold, at room temperature or bain marie-hot.

Put some imagination in the serving and enjoy a beautiful holiday season! Cheers!

Mr. Vargas is the Institute’s President—feel free to contact him via email, AmerVargas @

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