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
Add the egg nog, vodka and amaretto to a martini shaker filled with ice. Give the shaker a few good, strong shakes to mix and chill the drink.
Drizzle some honey and brown sugar on separate plates, and dip your glass rims into the honey and then the sugar.
Pour your chilled drinks into your glasses, and garnish with a hint of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.
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 (a chocolate and mint Grasshopper Cocktail is also a great holiday choice).
Hope you get a bit of nog in your noggin as well! xo. Laura
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- 3 oz egg nog (without alcohol)
- 1 oz vanilla vodka
- ½ oz amaretto
- nutmeg and cinnamon sticks ( for garnish)
- honey and brown sugar ( for rim)
- Add the egg nog, vodka and amaretto to a martini shaker filled with ice. Give the shaker a few good, strong shakes to mix and chill the drink.
- Drizzle some honey and brown sugar on separate plates, and dip your glass rims into the honey and then the sugar.
- Pour your chilled drinks into your glasses, and garnish with a hint of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.
Would this still work with Diary free Egg nogs i keep seeing at safeway? Im Hosting my very first Holiday party and a handful of friends are Lactose! Maybe add a bit more alcohol to make up for the Premade Alcoholic Egg nog? Thoughts?
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That sounds so good!!
Yum, yum, yum! Love the pretty rim, too!
Yes this looks so beautiful & delicious! I need to try this out!
Me too, Besides the fact that it has vodka in it. I know right 🙂
This looks good too bad I do not drink martinis though! Xx
I didn’t have vanilla vodka- so I made it with Gingersnap vodka. Amazing! The layers of flavor with the honey and brown sugar and the nutmeg and cinnamon…sublime!
All I can say is YUM!
This is the perfect holiday drink! Right up my alley.
Happy Holidays 🙂
Looks so good!
That’s a wonderful recipe, love the combination of flavors! Thanks for sharing!
I haven’t actually ever tried egg nog, but these sounds and look amazing! x
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This looks so yummy! Such a perfect festive drink!!
xo – Marianne
Just made this, and I love you.
I’m not sure about how I’d feel about an Eggnog martini, it’s sounds interesting that’s for sure!
Definitely will will to try this out next week.
Wow, I seriously cannot wait to try this! It’s so festive and delicious looking! I love eggnog, so this is right up my alley! I especially love how you did the rim, and that cute cinnamon stick. : )
These sound amazing and look so pretty and festive!