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{german eierlikör/eggnog}


Eierlikör, or “egg liqueur” in English, is a traditional German Christmas liqueur and very similar to eggnog.
My (favorite ;) ) aunt is a really big fan of this holiday goodness, so we decided to make some Eierlikör from scratch last week. It turned out really delicious and gave us a little buzz while giving it a taste (or two).


Since we didn’t want anything go to waste, so we also made some cute snowflake meringues from the leftover egg whites.
We whipped the 2 egg whites until they got foamy and sprinkled in powdered sugar (100g/ 34 cup) a little at a time and kept beating the mixture until it became stiff and shiny. We then filled the mixture into a ziplock bag (we didn’t have any pastry bags on hand..), cut off a small corner and piped the snowflakes onto a baking sheet (lined with baking paper).
Now on to the waiting game: Bake the meringues for 3 hours (or until dry enough) at 140°F and let cool before storing in an airtight container.


{german eierlikör/eggnog}

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  • Yield: 8 Servings
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  Eierlikör, or “egg liqueur” in English, is a traditional German Christmas liqueur and very similar to eggnog. My …


  • 2 large fresh eggs
  • 2 fresh egg yolks
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 14 cups whipping cream
  • 12 cup alcohol


  1. Beat the eggs and egg yolks until creamy.
  2. Sift the powdered sugar and add to the eggs, little by little.
  3. Add the alcohol and mix well.
  4. Whip the cream into semi-solid consistency and mix with the egg-sugar-alcohol mixture.
  5. Fill in a bottle and keep cold until ready to serve.

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    Tuesday December 20th, 2011 at 09:08 PM

    Fluffy goodness all around! Yum in my tum! I’m not a big fan of Eggnog but this looks amazing! I bet this homemade version is silky and sweet. As always, you amaze me…

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    Vivienne @ The V Spot
    Tuesday December 20th, 2011 at 09:42 PM

    This looks fab and I love that you whipped up the meringues with the leftover egg whites! I think Everclear is hard to come by. I would have to use rum. :)

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    Erin of
    Tuesday December 20th, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    You never cease to amazing me, Vanessa. This sounds scrumptious!

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    Wednesday December 21st, 2011 at 07:02 PM

    It all looks so… yummy! Will have to try this out during the weekend, thanks for sharing!

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    Wednesday December 21st, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    OH BABY!! Its time to Party!Das ist gut:))Im a new Newbie follower come chat sometime,Deidre~

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    Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Thursday December 22nd, 2011 at 04:56 AM

    Yum! You know how to celebrate and make it look so good!

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    Saturday December 24th, 2011 at 04:34 PM

    The snowflakes are a really good idea. So pretty. I usually make macaroons out of left over egg whites this time of year. Eggnog is really good if you freeze it and have it as ice cream. I tried that last year and was really pleased with the result. Froehliche Weihnachten! x

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    sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
    Saturday December 24th, 2011 at 05:06 PM

    That sounds dangerous, I bet it would put me in the holiday spirit LOL. I am a cheap date, and I would love to try this.

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    Kristen @ Titus 2 Work in Progress
    Saturday December 24th, 2011 at 09:27 PM

    I love those little jars and the straws! Your photography is beautiful. We don’t drink alcohol but we could definitely use that same presentation for something else.

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    Monday December 26th, 2011 at 07:07 AM

    Hi Vanessa,
    I’m your newest follower, I found you on Bacon Time’s Anything Goes Linky. Your post caught my eye because I had posted a homemade Hot Buttered Rum mix recipe and I thought your Eggnog recipe looked delicious.

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    Tuesday December 27th, 2011 at 07:15 PM

    featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time :)

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    Thursday December 29th, 2011 at 06:23 AM

    Sounds yummy — and what a great idea to make the snowflake shapes from meringue!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Best wishes for a fabulous New Year 2012!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    Lolly Jane
    Saturday December 31st, 2011 at 07:51 AM

    Looks SO tasty!!! Gotta try this virgin-style ;) Your pics are very pretty, too!
    Thanks for linking up… we featured you this weekend! Yay!

    Happy New Year!

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    Thursday January 5th, 2012 at 05:12 AM

    Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
    Thursday January 5th, 2012 at 04:09 PM

    That sounds great! I love eggnog. I’d love for you to join my linky party, Crazy Sweet Tuesday! (The link runs through Friday.) :)

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    Monday January 9th, 2012 at 05:05 AM

    I am an eggnog lover and this recipe sounds fantastic! Also love the presentation in the jars and the packaged nog in the bottle. What a great gift idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Gina Roberts
    Sunday December 24th, 2017 at 03:18 PM

    Was looking for a German egg nog recipe using Grain alcohol. And Pinterest linked here but I don’t see the recipe! Love the meringues though.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday December 24th, 2017 at 05:13 PM

      Hey Gina, I’m so sorry the recipe was missing in the post. I added it back. I hope you’ll still receive it in time. :)
      Have a Merry Christmas!
      Greetings from Germany,

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