Warm Christmas Wishes

What does Christmas remind you of? Christmas tree, lights, pudding, crackers, reindeer, mistletoe, holly and of course, eggnog. A joyous time for feasting, giving gifts and having fun.

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Here’s our favourite eggnog recipe for the season.

Essential Ingredients:

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Optional Ingredients:

  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Few drops Vanilla extract
  • Pinch of Cinnamon powder
  • Cognac/ Brandy/ Dark Rum
  • Pinch of salt

Traditional Method:

  • Separate egg yolks from whites.
  • Beat egg yolks with ¼ cup sugar.
  • Whip egg whites till foamy and stiff. Slowly add remaining ¼ cup sugar while whisking.
  • Add milk, cream and bourbon to the egg yolks slowly, while whipping lightly.
  • Gradually stir this into the whipped egg whites.
  • Sprinkle nutmeg on top.

Raw eggs are Salmonella friendly, and to avoid the risk of upsetting your tummy, the FDA advises people to use a cooked egg base, made by heating the eggs, milk and sugar at 160 °F, stirring constantly.

Holiday Gift Ideas

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. – Jawaharlal Nehru

For something more than just a phone or a tab, gift your loved ones an unforgettable trip this Christmas to experience the beauty and charm of a new city. We have hand-picked 5 experiences that you could buy this festive season.

  1. 2 days in Amsterdam – From US$242 pp. With a fascinating cruise through the canals of Amsterdam and a visit to the Rijksmuseum displaying works of Vermeer and Rembrandt followed by a pub crawl through Leidseplein Square, gift a fun and vibrant time in this city that never sleeps.
  2. Barcelona in 3 days  – From US$262 pp. Explore this beautiful Gaudi’s city and FCB’s home through Catalan lanes and Modernist architecture.
  3. 4 day trip to Tokyo – From US$493 pp. For a thrilling, different experience, gift a trip to the Orient and your receiver will be dazzled by the Tokyo Robot Evening Cabaret with pandas, dinosaurs, ninjas and robots. The package includes a glimpse into Japanese culture at the Imperial Palace and Edo Tokyo Museum. Cherry blossom season in April is one of the best times to visit this futuristic city.
  4. Weekend in Dublin – From US$134 pp. You can gift this to yourself too! Spend a sober day at the Dublin Castle and the Christ Church Cathedral’s crypt and in the evening, bring down the roof at a Traditional Irish House Party.
  5. 2 days in Frankfurt – From US$100 pp. Gift a Sightseeing Cruise on the Main, covering Frankfurt Cathedral, the skyline of Frankfurt’s financial district and Europaturm.

Find other amazing individual experiences on Holidayen and have a great holiday.