One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is the seasonality of the treats and delights. I mean, would things like peppermint hot chocolate and egg nog be as special if you had them every day of the year? While I have had some amazing homemade egg nog in my time, I have to admit that I'm not much of a whiskey/brandy fan, so while I can still enjoy a cup of the ol' nog, I actually prefer it made into a martini instead! This is also commonly known as an "Italian version" of an egg nog martini since you add amaretto to the drink as well. The sweet touch of almond adds another layer of flavor to the drink to really take it over the top!
3 oz egg nog (without alcohol)
1 oz vanilla vodka
1/2 oz amaretto
nutmeg and cinnamon sticks for garnish
honey and brown sugar for rim
So simple but elegant! I love how the brown sugar rim looks, and it tastes so good when you get a bit of it mixed in with the drink. This is definitely my favorite way to enjoy a bit of egg nog over the holiday season and get those special sips in while I can. Hope you get a bit of nog in your noggin as well! xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.