**warning** Asking a question about drinks.....sorry!!!

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  1. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    Hi peeps

    Sorry to ask a question here about 'food' - though its a drink really....but I am desperate, and I need a large audience so hopefully someone will know.

    I have been here in the UK 7 years - this is my 8th Christmas here - and in all this time I have not had ONE Egg Nog, because I cannot find it anywhere on this here island, and I would LOVE to tast a little bit of home at Christmas time.

    Has anyone, ever, seen it anywhere? And if so - where??

    Again - sorry for mentioning food.

    Thank you!!!
     
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    vintella Full Member

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    hi
    not sure about ready made but cant you make one using advocat?
    and lemonade or is that a snowball?
    cant ever remember
    ella
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  4. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    I have heard that is close Vintella, but its just not the same. May have to settle for that. BUt remain hopeful!!

    :)
     
  5. SerenityValley

    SerenityValley Surgically happy.

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    I'm sure both tesco and waitrose have sold it in past years. Whether it's any good or not though, is another matter!

    (as is whether any eggnog is good ;) )
     
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    what is in an egg nog? never had one myself
     
  7. Guy

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    Bl. Check out Lets Eat American Home they have it there. Sorry can't post direct link. I'm on my mobile.

    Also, there's a pretty good martha Stewart video podcast out there where she makes it from scratch.
     
  8. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    Well, its kind of like a milky-custardy drink - its made from eggs, cream and spiced wiht cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves - you mix it wiht a shot of brandy and sprinkle nutmeg on the top.

    Its GORGEOUS...and a very traditional Xmas drink. I miss it.

    Thanks for the info everyone!! Will check that site out Guy! Fingers tightly crossed! :D
     
  9. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    :eek: Oh my god - there goes the diet!!! :rotflmao: :D

    Thanks Guy - they do have it at an insanely expensive cost - but at least its there if nowhere else.

    As are LOADS of other old favourites!!! :D

    Good thing I'm not interested in them anymore. ;). No - really. REally. I think? hehehehe :D
     
  10. KD

    KD Gone fishing

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    We used to have it at Christmas. Think we used to make it ourselves.

    Very 70's though :D
     
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    i saw some in Selfridges food hall today. Not sure where you are though BL so not sure if you have one near by!
     
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    DON'T BUY IT !!!

    SO EASY TO MAKE and much nicer home made - as well as fun perfecting the recipe.
    It's not the same as a Snowball, much thicker, richer and alcoholicer!!


    Use your stick blender and a jug.
    Depends how thick you like it.
    The thickest creamiest way is to separate the eggs, whisk the egg white separately and fold them in at the end.

    The usual way is to get
    4eggs, blend with 2 desert spoons of sugar, a few drops of natural vanilla essence , add about half pint milk, bourbon and or rum to taste and blend until frothy.Then gently add about half pint thick cream (double) to give it that luxurious velvety texture.
    Pour it into glasses and sprinkle a little nutmeg on the top.
    Watch the smiles on the faces, yum yum.

    The most fun part is tasting it as you go along to get the recipe right.
    Much better than bought stuff !!!!
    Go girl. Make it your own speciality. A recipe is only what someone else has made up.

    :secret::7834:
     
  13. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    Thanks guys. I have been reluctant to make it myself because of the whole raw egg issue.....but I did find a recipe for 'cooked', which I would be more likely to get the family to have...lol...so we'll see.

    Tht sounds nice though SB!! THank you! Maybe I will make it and just SAY its all cooked!! :D hehe
     
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    EmVeg Do a little dance!

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    Ah, Guy beat me to the Let's Eat site.

    Where I get the majority of my states fix!
     
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