Traditional Dutch Advocaat—Eggnog With a Twist
Advocaat is a festive Dutch drink made from a rich blend of egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla and spiked with brandy.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 10egg yolks
- ½teaspoon salt
- 1 ⅓cups sugar
- 1 ½cups brandy (or cognac)
- 2teaspoons vanilla extract
- Optional: whipped cream
- Optional: cocoa powder
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Beat the egg yolks, salt, and sugar until the mixture is thickened.
Step 3Slowly trickle in the brandy or cognac but keep beating until it is well blended.
Step 4Pour the mixture into a saucepan and warm over low heat, continuously whisking. It is important to be patient. The advocaat is ready when it's nicely thickened and hot but not boiling. If it boils, the alcohol will evaporate, and you'll lose a lot of the flavor and half the fun.
Step 5When the mix is thickened and very hot, remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.
Step 6Allow the advocaat to cool and then place in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve in small glasses or espresso cups.
Step 7Top with whipped cream and a bit of cocoa powder to serve in the traditional manner or just serve with whipped cream or plain. Enjoy.