Think Eggnog, but better. Nostalgia with a twist. Decadent, creamy and deliciously dairy-free, the Oatnog is back to deliver winter spices, buttery rum and a rich, velvety finish. Arguably the best vegan Christmas Cocktail there is.

Calling oat milk lovers, mulled wine abstainers and everyone in between. The Prodigal Serve has returned with a new lick of paint. Using East London Liquor Co’s Demerara Rum, Minor Figures Organic Oat Milk, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Vanilla, our 750ml bottle contains 5 serves at 6% ABV and is vegan friendly unlike its egg-based predecessor. Our bottled Christmas cocktail is ready to serve; it can be poured straight over ice in a rocks glass or served hot with a garnish of ground nutmeg.

The story behind the serve.

Eggnog has a mysterious past. No one quite knows the exact origin, but the name itself is a concoction of two words: grog, a name for rum, and noggins, which refers to the small wooden mugs the drink was poured in. Made up of Rum, Milk, Eggs, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, this warming winter drink became ingrained in Christmas tradition from as early as the 1800s. 

In fact, a drink so good that it caused an Eggnog riot at America’s top military academy West Point in 1826. Late on Christmas Eve, rebellious cadets snuck gallons of contraband whiskey (and rum) into the academy to enjoy boozy Eggnog for the Christmas Day party. A raucous celebration turned to rioting in the early hours when drunken revellers were found by their captain, Hitchock. Not quite the conventional Christmas.

The Black Lines Oatnog is our revamp on this classic Christmas treat. Dairy out, oat milk in. A festive drink that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your sofa, an answer to queuing in the cold for mediocre mulled wine. A modern serve for today’s drinkers. A vegan cocktail with all the answers.

Christmas giving.

This year, for every bottle of Oatnog sold, Black Lines will be donating five meals to Londoners through the Felix Project; a charity fighting hunger and food waste across the capital. The Felix Project rescues surplus food from going to landfill and delivers it to over 1,000 charities, schools and local organisations to provide healthy meals and help the most vulnerable in society. A little goes a long way, especially at Christmas.

Head here to make this Black Lines Oatnog yours.

Visit the Felix Project here.