Welcome to Zanui’s 12 Days of Christmas. We’re revelling in the rush towards the big day with a focus on the art of festive entertaining. From DIY ornaments + Xmas wrap to edible gifts + bunting. Day 7 – Iced Egg Nog!
It’s Day 7 on our advent calendar of festive entertaining tips! Time flies when you’re having fun. And whilst we might be dreaming of a white Christmas, the sun is out, the streets are a-buzz, and we’re giddy with the irrepressible, ever-present carols!
Adorned in all its festive cheer, the Aussie Christmas is a veritable celebration of summer. Tis the season to catch up with fam + friends. Beach-lounging, chillaxing with a beaded glass in hand – a crisp chardie, rosé, or a cheeky verdelho – over a mezze picnic…
Images sourced L to R: healingthebody.ca and idealmagazine.co.uk
By contrast, mulled wine + cider says winter. Spiced up, honey and citrus-infused, its the perfect antidote to chilly cockles + bones. Given the lack of winter wonderland, a toasty egg nog seems a little less tempting… So we gave it a little makeover.
Image sourced: delicious.com
1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
2 cinnamon quills
3/4 cup (185ml) pure (thin) cream
3/4 cup (185ml) milk
100ml each brandy, rum & sherry
Ground or freshly grated nutmeg, to dust
- Place sugar + cinnamon quills in a saucepan with 1/2 cup (125ml) cold water. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 1 minute, then remove and cool.
- Combine 100ml of the syrup in a blender with eggs, cream, milk + alcohol.
- Pour into cocktail glasses over ice + serve dusted with nutmeg.
Traditionalists – learn how to make your own mulled wine + cider here… Or innovate to your hearts content with wild Christmas-themed shots like these below! So pretty. =)
Images sourced L to R: Grasshopper Martini (pinterest.com) and Christmas Cake Batter Shots (partysuppliesnow.com.au)!