In light of the fact that St Mary Mack’s Feast day is in August, that she managed her medication like a pro, and she lived during the height of Teetotalism, a very fitting way of celebrating St Mary’s accomplishments is with a brandy-based cocktail!

The Winter Joey
Serves 3


  • 3 eggs
  • 500 ml of milk
  • 2 tsp of five spice
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 90 ml of brandy (3 shots)
  • Ground nutmeg


  • Separate eggs and beat white into stiff peaks.
  • Cream egg yolks and fold into egg whites until combined.
  • Heat milk and add five spice, brown sugar and brandy. Stir until hot.
  • Spoon eggs into mugs and add brandy milk. Stir till combined.
  • Garnish with brown sugar caramelized with a blow torch and a little ground nutmeg.

To Drink

Serve nice and hot on a cold winter’s night.