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5 Tasty Egg-Based Drinks From Around The World That Aren't Eggnog

  • Aug 29, 2011
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Eggs in beverages aren't as popular as they once were.  In fact, a lot of people seem to be put off by them citing fears of high cholesterol or salmonella.  Well, here's my two cents on eggs in drinks:

  • If you use raw egg whites, the drink will be frothier
  • If you use a whole egg, cooked or not, the drink will be creamier
  • Egg yolks, contrary to popular belief, are healthier than we've been taught
  • The drink will give you a protein boost
  • If you're worried about salmonella, use pasteurized eggs

So without any further ado, let's take a look at five tasty egg-based drinks that aren't eggnog!
Rompope is Mexico's answer to eggnog.  Made of egg yolks, milk, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla, this drink often also calls for rum and ground almonds, making it boozy and thicker than it already is.  It can be served chilled as is, or over crushed ice for a nice icy dessert.

  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup blanched almonds
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup premium rum

Simmer milk and sugar until mixture is hot, but not burning. Process the almonds in a food processor until a paste forms. Whisk the paste into the milk mixture and let it cool.

Beat the egg yolks until creamy, and slowly add in the milk mixture a little at a time, continually mixing slowly. Mix in the rum and serve chilled.

(Recipe source)

Much like rompope is Mexico's answer to eggnog, coquito is Puerto Rico's answer to it.  Made with egg yolks, rum, coconut milk, coconut cream, sweet condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, doesn't it make American eggnog look a bit boring?  Variations of this recipe can also call for flavored rums, chocolate and even ginger.

  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can cream of coconut
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In the top of a double boiler, combine egg yolks and evaporated milk. Stirring constantly, cook over lightly simmering water until mixture reaches a temperature of 160 degrees F (71 degrees C). The mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Transfer mixture to a blender, and add cream of coconut, sweetened condensed milk, rum, water, cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla. Blend for about 30 seconds. Pour into glass bottles, and chill overnight.
(Recipe source)
A pisco sour is a Chilean and Peruvian cocktail made of pisco, lemon or lime juice, egg whites, simple syrup, and bitters.  With the the sweetness and the tanginess masking the alcoholic taste of the pisco, the egg white lends itself to making this light and refreshing cocktail frothy.  If shaking it doesn't create enough froth for your taste, don't be afraid to break out the milk frother.

  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup pisco
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • aromatic bitters

Place ice cubes, pisco, lemon juice, sugar, egg white, and bitters in the bowl of a blender. Blend on high speed until finely pureed. Pour into two glasses and garnish with an additional dash of bitters.
(Recipe source)
Egg Soda
Egg soda may sound funky, but it tastes anything but.  Made of egg yolk, condensed milk, and club soda, this Vietnamese drink is creamy yet refreshing at the same time.  The cool part?  The chemical reaction between the carbonation of the club soda "cooks" the egg yolk when the two are blended, creating a root beer float-like effect.

  • Egg yolk
  • Club soda
  • Condensed milk

Put egg yolk into a cup and add condensed milk to taste.  Add club soda slowly and stir vigorously.  Pour into cup of ice.
See the full review, "Way More Delicious Than It Sounds.".
Steamed Milk with Egg
Steamed milk with egg is a staple at Hong Kong cafes.  When ordered at a cafe, a mug of milk either comes with the egg already floating in it, or on the side.  The milk is steamed piping hot and sweetened with condensed milk.  The egg can either be left to lightly poach for a few minutes or stirred immediately to create a drink with a more creamy or egg-drop-like effect.

  • Milk
  • Condensed milk
  • Egg

Steam or boil milk to a high temperature and add condensed milk to taste.  Add in egg and let cooked as desired.

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September 10, 2011
I've heard of two. ;-) These actually sound quite yummy. I've had the coquito & rompope but hear many good things on egg soda. Thanks for sharing!
September 12, 2011
Coquito and rompope are so good! Egg soda is pretty darn tasty, too, and I'm sure it'll be tasty with rum, too ;)
September 13, 2011
I will try that! Egg soda & rum sounds excellent. Thanks!!
September 04, 2011
2 more to go! 1 for each day of the week ;-) Served chill! Yum!
September 12, 2011
Ooooh yeah, I bet I could round it out with a couple more cocktails... ;)
September 04, 2011
Try making an eggnog with the herb stevia as a substitute for sugar. Stevia is sold in boxes with prepackaged packets to drop into preparations just like sugar. Each box can cost about $7.00. Most health food stores carry stevia.
September 12, 2011
Oh, thanks for the tip, Joseph! :)
August 31, 2011
September 01, 2011
More like: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 31, 2011
I might have to try out that Egg Soda! Cool list!
August 31, 2011
Thanks, Kendall! Do it! :P
August 29, 2011
I agree with Genessa! These look strangely amazing. Thanks for the recipes!
August 29, 2011
Thanks for checking out my list! The latter three are the easiest to make if you ever wanted to try these :)
August 29, 2011
This Egg Soda sounds...interesting, but I can't help but want to try one! I'll have to see if I can track one down (or maybe make one of my own).
August 29, 2011
Oh yeaaaah, you can definitely make your own! So delicious yet easy to make. Probably the easiest one on this list! :)
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