A perfect glass of eggnog with a little nutmeg is a classic holiday drink. Maybe you even like your nog spiked with a little something special. This year, spice up your Christmas or holiday celebrations by trying one of these seven best recipes for an eggnog martini.
1. Eggnog Martini
By Nutmeg Nanny
Do you look forward to eggnog every holiday season? This creamy eggnog martini recipe is one that you’ll keep in your holiday entertaining playbook for years to come. Combine your favorite eggnog with vanilla-flavored vodka and amaretto in a cocktail shaker with a little ice. Pour into a nice chilled martini glass and garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg for the perfect holiday cocktail.
2. Christmas Eggnog Martini
Much like the first eggnog martini on our list, this beautiful creation features vanilla vodka and amaretto that’s blended with creamy eggnog, but this one takes the holiday spirit of eggnog martinis a little further with the addition of caramel syrup to add an extra touch of richness to this decadent drink. Garnish this one with a cinnamon stick and a rim of brown sugar.
3. Italian Eggnog Martini
We tend to think of the perfect Christmas cocktail as being one that features eggnog with a darker spirit, like dark rum, whisky, or brandy. Vodka and eggnog just isn’t a combination that comes naturally, but this Italian eggnog martini will challenge your thoughts on this.
Unflavored vodka is combined with top-shelf amaretto and is garnished with caramel syrup, brown sugar, a maraschino cherry, a cinnamon stick, and a candy cane. The unflavored vodka helps cut through the sweetness of this eggnog cocktail.
4. Eggnog Espresso Martini
If we were granted a wish to combine two of our favorite drinks in a single martini glass, this eggnog espresso martini would be the answer to our dreams. The flavor of espresso mellows out the thickness and richness of eggnog and goes perfectly with the undertones of nutmeg.
For this creamy eggnog martini, add eggnog, espresso, dark rum, a coffee liqueur like Kahlua, and a dash of vanilla extract to your cocktail shaker. Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a nice dash of nutmeg or cinnamon.
5. Fiery Eggnog Martini
What would your list of holiday drinks be without something with a nice nip of fiery cinnamon to warm you from head to toe? You’ll want your cocktail shaker filled with this combination of eggnog, vanilla vodka, cinnamon schnapps, and whipped cream. Although it doesn’t call for it, we can see this one being extra tasting with a cinnamon sugar rim and cinnamon candy cane as a garnish.
6. Frangelico Eggnog Martini
This extra creamy eggnog martini will be the hit of your next holiday party. This recipe steers away from the standard martini mix and heads straight into the world of rich, decadent liqueurs. Frangelico has a wonderful nuttiness to it that perfectly brings out all of the flavors of the eggnog.
For this holiday martini recipe, combine eggnog, Frangelico, and Rum Chata. Give it a good shake and pour into a nice big martini glass. But first, you’ll want to dip the rim in maple or caramel syrup and give it a nice thick rim of brown sugar.
7. White Chocolate Eggnog Martini
We love all the wonderful flavors of the holidays, including eggnog and white chocolate. This delicious eggnog martini recipe combines those two wonderful things into one perfect drink that embodies everything about the holidays. Pour a little eggnog, vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur, and brandy into a shaker with ice. Give it a good shake and pour. Garnish with nutmeg and maybe even a few white chocolate shavings for the perfect finishing touch.
What alcohol is best in eggnog?
Traditionally, people think of alcohols like spiced rum, whisky, or brandy go best with eggnog, but there’s no reason you can’t expand your horizons and try something new. Vanilla vodka or even plain vodka can cut through eggnog that’s almost too sweet and add a little warmth. Some other great mixers to try include caramel vodka, almond liqueur, a combination of vodka and amaretto, Frangelico, or schnapps.
Does vodka go good with eggnog?
Actually, vodka goes really well with eggnog as long as you keep the ratio of ingredients right. Vodka has a mellow enough flavor that it really doesn’t take anything away from the eggnog and can help balance out the flavors in a drink like an eggnog martini. Most people prefer vanilla vodka to plain vodka when mixing with eggnog.
What flavors go well with eggnog?
Think about all the nice, warm flavors of the season when deciding what types of flavors to mix with your eggnog. Cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, vanilla, almond, and white chocolate will all taste wonderful with your nog.
Say Cheers to Happy Holidays with Eggnog Martini Recipes
This season is a time to share great drinks with wonderful friends and family. Whether you’re celebrating with others or sipping a drink quietly by a fire, mix up one of these cocktails for a delicious and sweet wintery treat.