Rompope, also known as Rompope de Santa Clara and Mexican Egg Nog, is the Mexican version of the popular holiday Egg Nog. The word “rompope” is a derivation of the word “pope.”
The Mexican Egg Nog is a favorite holiday drink in Mexico, and since Rompope is strong and sweet, it is meant to be sipped in small glasses. Traditionally it is spiked with rum. This addition of whiskey to this customary rum drink marks the Angle influence in this version. The egg yolks give a yellow hue to this delicious beverage which is served chilled, often over ice. It is rich, velvety, fragrant, and certainly full of cheer.
History: Rumpope was first made at the Santa Clara convent in Puebla, Mexico in the 1600s.
Mexican Egg Nog Recipe – Rompope:
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