In this recipe we take this traditional holiday drink dating back hundreds of years up a notch with the addition of espresso.  Spicy, boozy and delicious.

If you are a sweet tooth, prepare a simple syrup to add to the mix, by mixing 1 part of water with 1 part of sugar or simply add superfine sugar into the shaker, but don’t forget to dissolve it first.


Method: Shake and strain

Glass: Cognac or Absinth

Garnish: Grated Nutmeg



50 ml (1 ¾ oz) sweet sherry

30 ml (1 oz) Espresso

1 egg yolk

30 ml (1 oz) milk



Combine all the ingredients into a shaker, shake and strain into a chilled glass.

Grate a nutmeg on top