The best recipes for bombardino, or a hot drink made from eggnog 6 times differently! Warm up with us

The winter season is often long and tiring. That’s why it is necessary to make him happy with something!

That is why we have prepared these eight delicious recipes for a homemade bombardino cocktail that will make winter evenings a little more pleasant.

Enjoy it with your friends or just by yourself in front of the TV.

Its preparation takes no more than 20 minutes. Go, go, go!

Original Italian egg cocktail

Il Bombardino literally translates to “the bomb” in Italian and is a traditional reward for skiers after a hard day on the slopes – and indeed for anyone enjoying their winter fun at any mountain resort. A wintery, warming cocktail reminiscent of eggnog, it originated in northern Lombardy and is now popular throughout the Italian Alps.

What will we need

  1. 400 ml of brandy
  2. 850 ml of eggnog
  3. Whipped cream (spray)
  4. Cinnamon


  1. Heat the eggnog in a small saucepan
  2. Pour the selected brandy into a mixing bowl
  3. When the eggnog is hot (but not boiling), slowly pour it into the brandy
  4. Mix everything well together to combine the ingredients
  5. Pour the cocktail into the prepared glasses and garnish with a generous amount of whipped cream
  6. Finally, sprinkle it with cinnamon and serve while still warm

If you’re at a loss as to what type of brandy to use, below is a list of some very high quality brandies that will take this homemade bombardino recipe to a whole new level.
Brandy Ararat 20 yo
Sarajishvili XO
Mos Ros Moscato Rosa
Metaxa 12*
Soberano Brandy

A creamy Italian drink made from eggnog and brandy.

Espresso bombardino

These little eggnog cocktails are popular in Italian ski resorts because the combination of hot coffee, Advocaat and brandy is the perfect antidote to sub-zero temperatures and a day on the slopes.

What will we need

  1. 100 ml espresso (hot)
  2. 60 ml Advocaat (egg liqueur)
  3. 60 ml of brandy
  4. Whipped cream (spray)
  5. Cinnamon


  1. Heat the egg liqueur to a moderate temperature in a saucepan
  2. Then stir in the brandy and espresso
  3. Divide the mixture into four glasses, decorate with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  4. Serve hot

A quick and fresh bun goes well with a quick and warm drink. Bake one of these cupcake recipes and enjoy a delicious Bombardino with a sweet finish!

Excellent hot egg drink with whipped cream.

Homemade eggnog

Making a great liqueur from eggs is not a big mystery, you just need to use fresh and high-quality ingredients. There are no specific tips on how to make this delicious drink. Its main feature is simplicity. Use chemically untreated lemons, 96 percent alcohol to give the liqueur strength, and quality home-grown eggs.

What will we need

For the production of 1 liter of liqueur

  1. 8 egg yolks
  2. 300 g of sugar
  3. 100 g of vanilla sugar
  4. 200 ml of dry wine
  5. 150 ml of alcohol (min. vol. 96%)
  6. 500 ml of whole milk
  7. 500 ml of fresh cream
  8. 350 ml of brandy
  9. Whipped cream
  10. Cinnamon
  11. Lemon peel
  12. A spoonful of ground coffee


  1. Wash and clean the lemon carefully
  2. Then we grate the peel from it, but be careful not to grate the white part as well, it could destroy the whole bombardino preparation
  3. We will prepare a pot with a thick bottom
  4. Pour milk, cream into it, add lemon zest and ground coffee
  5. Then bring the whole mixture to a boil
  6. Cook until the mixture is reduced by half
  7. Remove the pot from the heat and wait for the milk to cool down
  8. Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks with powdered sugar
  9. Add dry wine and high-percentage alcohol to it
  10. Mix everything well to combine all the ingredients
  11. Strain the cooled milk to remove pieces of ground coffee, lemon zest and possibly lumps
  12. Add the milk to the mixture of egg yolks, sugar and alcohol
  13. We mix everything again until we get a creamy liqueur
  14. After that, we can pour the eggnog into a 0.75 or liter bottle, or serve it immediately while still warm in a bombardine
  15. If you decide to serve it immediately, we do not pour it into a glass, but leave it in a pot on the stove and keep its temperature at a low level
  16. Pour brandy into glasses
  17. Pour the egg liqueur over it, mix, decorate with whipped cream and cinnamon and serve

Store unused eggnog in the refrigerator for a maximum of two weeks.

Homemade eggnog with a splash of brandy served as a bombardino.

Egg liqueur without eggs

Why buy eggnog at the store when you can have creamy, delicious eggnog year-round anytime you want with this easy eggnog recipe.

What will we need

  1. 1 liter of milk
  2. 125 g granulated sugar
  3. 100 g of vanilla pudding
  4. 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  5. ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  6. ½ teaspoon allspice
  7. A pinch of ground ginger
  8. Pinch of salt


  1. Add 500 milliliters of milk, sugar, custard mixture, vanilla, spices and salt to a mixing bowl
  2. Mix everything at high speed until the mixture is smooth
  3. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes
  4. Pour it into a larger container and mix in the remaining milk
  5. Let the liqueur rest in a cool place until it thickens, at least one hour
  6. Mix thoroughly before serving
Egg drink made without eggs with whipped cream and cinnamon.

Vegan eggnog

Nothing says Christmas like eggnog! Our vegan version uses dates, cashews and apricots, plus almond milk and brandy to reinvent this classic holiday drink.

What will we need

  1. 30 g pitted dates
  2. 25 g of cashew nuts
  3. 25 g of dried apricots
  4. A teaspoon of allspice
  5. 100 ml of brandy
  6. Vanilla Bean (seeds only)
  7. 1 liter of sweetened almond milk
  8. Ice
  9. Nutmeg


  1. Soak dates, cashew nuts, apricots and allspice in brandy overnight
  2. The next day, transfer the mixture to a blender and add the seeds from the vanilla pod and almond milk
  3. Blend the mixture in a blender until smooth
  4. Divide the liqueur into 8 glasses with ice and garnish with nutmeg
  5. By adding 25 ml of brandy to each glass, we get a vegan bombardino
The best traditional Italian hot drink bombardino without animal ingredients.

Bombardino with chocolate

Egg goodness supplemented with sweet chocolate, this is a recipe that simply cannot be faulted and you must not miss it. On winter days, it is an ideal warm drink that will warm both your soul and your tongue.

What will we need

To the bombardino

  • 60 ml of eggnog
  • 60 ml of brandy
  • Whipped cream (spray)
  • Cinnamon

For chocolate

  1. 250 ml of cream
  2. 80 g dark chocolate
  3. 40 g of sugar
  4. 20 g of cocoa
  5. A teaspoon of cornstarch (or chocolate pudding)


  • Start heating the eggnog to a moderate temperature on the stove
  • Then add the brandy and continue heating and stirring occasionally
  • In the meantime, we will prepare the chocolate
  • Mix the sugar, cornstarch and cocoa with a few spoonfuls of whipped cream
  • Bring the remaining whipped cream to a boil
  • When the whipped cream starts to boil, carefully pour in the prepared cocoa mixture and mix intensively
  • Cook for about 3 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and add chocolate pieces
  • Stir until the chocolate melts
  • Pour the hot bombardino into a tall glass and add the chocolate
  • Decorate with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon
Homemade Italian hot drink with chocolate.

What is Bombardino and where did it come from?

Few people know the real and classic bombardino these days. It is a drink based on strong espresso and Italian liqueur with an alcohol content of at least 18%.

The liqueur is heated and whisked in steam before freshly brewed coffee and quality brandy are added. As soon as the ingredients are mixed, the drink is decorated with a large layer of whipped cream to prevent evaporation and escape of alcohol from the hot drink. Finally, the whipped cream should be decorated with cocoa.

The drink as a rule contains 30% alcohol, but it all depends mainly on the Brahmin, how strong he mixes it. Coffee has the largest share in the original bombardino, followed by eggnog and finally brandy.

The drink must be served in heated clear glasses and should have a golden color due to the brandy it contains.

Bombardino can literally be translated as “the bomb” in Italian, il Bombardino is the reward for skiers after an exciting day on the slopes – and for everyone who experiences winter fun on the east coast of Italy.

Bonbardino is a true winter cocktail, warm and reminiscent of egg cognac, which originated in northern Lombardy and today enjoys great popularity in the Italian Alps.

According to legend, Bombardino was created by a young man from the port city of Genova who decided to leave the sea and live in the Italian Alps.

After years as an officer in the Alpini (the oldest active mountain infantry in the world), he opened a ski lodge in Lombardy.

One day, four skiers staggered out of a blizzard looking for something warm to warm themselves up against the cold. Genovese quickly mixed the milk, whiskey and pudding. He brought everything to a boil.

When one of the skiers tasted the drink, he should have shouted: “Accident! È una bomba!” “Damn! That’s the bomb!”

Since then, skiers and winter adventurers have started traveling here, just to taste Genovese’s delicious warming drink – Bombardino.

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