Egg Nog Martini
It’s Saturday and it’s almost Christmas so that means parties and more parties. If you are hosting one of these festive occasions this is a great drink to get your guests in the holiday spirit. Now, I know a lot of people don’t like eggnog, mostly because of the texture. But, if you mix store-bought eggnog (I mean who in the world has time to make their own eggnog??) with vodka and a few other yummy ingredients then you get the hint of eggnog without the thick calorie laden drink you are thinking of.
This recipe is not some new innovative drink I created-it has been around for many, many years, but I do tweak the traditional recipes, because why not? I add Frangelico instead of Amaretto, but if you prefer almond flavor over hazelnut then by all means use Amaretto. Also, I like to garnish the rims with sugar and cinnamon, but you can also garnish with sugar and nutmeg or nutmeg and cinnamon….
This drink is easy to make in large batches and just leave in a carafe in an ice bowl during the party. Guests can help themselves and that makes the party much more fun for YOU.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Egg Nog Martini
Makes about 12 martinis
3 Cups Eggnog
1 1/2 cups Vodka
1 1/2 cups Frangelico
2-3 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
2-3 Tablespoons sugar
Grated nutmeg for ganish
In a large pitcher combine eggnog, vodka and Frangelico. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
To prepare glasses, combine cinnamon and sugar on a plate. Wet the rims of the martini glasses and dip into the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Set aside until ready to serve.
Place a whole nutmeg and a microplane near the pitcher of eggnog and when the guests pour the drink into their glasses they can garish with a few scrapes of the nutmeg on top.