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Darcy Miller’s Holiday Shaker Cocktail & Eggnog Cocktail



2 oz Gin

½ oz (1/4 of a jugger) raspberry liqueur or Cassis

Squeeze a bit of lemon

Top it off with Prosecco (or any sparkling wine)


Eggnog Recipe:

6 large eggs, separated.

3/4 cup superfine sugar.

2 cups whole milk.

3 cups heavy cream, plus more for garnish.

Freshly grated nutmeg, for sprinkling.




In a cocktail shaker, add gin, raspberry liqueur or cassis, and a squeeze of a lemon to ice.

Shake up.

Pour over ice.

Top off with prosecco.


Beat yolks in a very large bowl until thick and pale.

Slowly beat in sugar.

Whisk in milk and 2 cups cream.

Mix in any ALCOHOL. Cover, and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Just before serving, beat whites until stiff peaks form. Fold whites into eggnog. Whisk remaining 1 cup cream until stiff peaks form, and fold into eggnog. (Alternatively, you can fold half the whipped cream into eggnog, and top with remaining half.) Sprinkle with nutmeg.

More about Darcy Miller:
Celebrations expert, bestselling author and illustrator Darcy Miller believes that celebrating life is an art in itself. As the founder of lifestyle brand Darcy Miller Designs, her mission is to help everyone, everywhere, make every day special by sharing her inventive ideas for celebrating, gift-giving, having fun, and making memories. Over the course of more than twenty years as the editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings, Darcy has become a leading celebrations expert. She is the author and illustrator of CELEBRATE EVERYTHING! (William Morrow, 2016), in which she shares her tips, inspirations and favorite parties, and the bestselling favorite OUR WEDDING SCRAPBOOK (William Morrow, 2004). Her distinctive artwork and ingenious ideas have brought laughter and love to parties for luminaries including Martha Stewart, Drew Barrymore at other A-list celebrities, and exclusive collections for collaborators including Bloomingdales, Estee Lauder and Laduree. Known for her ingenuity, creativity, and distinctive drawings, Darcy is committed to making life a celebration and is known for throwing a party you’ll never forget—and creative ways to document it so that you’ll remember it forever. Her favorite fêtes are the ones she hosts for her husband and daughters at their home in New York, where "scrapboxes" commemorate family celebrations, birthday breakfasts happen at the confetti-covered kitchen table, and D.I.T. (doing-it-together) makes every day worth celebrating.

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