If you’re invited to or hosting a holiday get-together this season, you’ve got to make an eggnog martini! Simple to make and full of yummy, creamy, eggnog flavor, this cocktail is bound to be your new holiday favorite!
Why should I make this eggnog martini?
What is the first drink you think of when you imagine the holidays? That’s right, eggnog! With its distinctive rich flavor and creamy texture, there really isn’t anything out there that compares. This eggnog martini takes the sweet holiday drink you know and love and makes it into a delicious cocktail with festive ingredients like cinnamon and nutmeg. Whether you’re going to a party or you just want a delicious cocktail to sip in your jammies in front of a fire, this eggnog cocktail is the perfect fit!
What alcohol goes well with eggnog?
There are two types of alcohol used in this eggnog martini recipe. Like most martinis, it includes vodka, but I recommend using vanilla vodka for an added hint of holiday sweetness. You’ll also want to pick up some amaretto. The nutty flavor of this liquor pairs perfectly with the spices in the eggnog.
What ingredients do I need for this eggnog martini?
Eggnog martinis are such an easy cocktail to whip up! This recipe makes the perfect single serving so you can enjoy it one glass at a time whenever you need a little holiday spirit. To make a creamy eggnog martini, you’ll need:
- Vanilla vodka
- Cinnamon sugar—for coating the rim of the glass
- Ground nutmeg and cinnamon sticks—optional, for garnish
Should I use homemade eggnog or store-bought?
You can use store-bought eggnog in this recipe if you like—but I prefer homemade eggnog! It’s super easy to make and you can customize it to fit your own tastes. You can make it thicker, thinner, less sweet, more spices—whatever you like! If you’re worried about eating raw eggs, our homemade eggnog recipe has instructions on how to pasteurize your ‘nog.
The best part about using homemade eggnog? If you need to avoid milk, you can make a homemade dairy-free coconut eggnog that works perfectly in this eggnog martini recipe.
How do I make this eggnog cocktail?
This is a simple mix and shake martini recipe:
- Add your eggnog and alcohols to a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake for at least 20 seconds.
- Rim your martini glass with the cinnamon sugar, then strain the martini into your glass and serve with a stick of cinnamon and dusting of freshly grated nutmeg. That’s it!
To take your eggnog martini up a notch, chill the glass in the fridge before pouring in your martini or mix the cocktail in the shaker with ice. These small tweaks will lend your cocktail an icy touch that’ll have you reaching for a second glass!
Can I make a big batch of eggnog martini in advance for a crowd?
Yes! You can make a large batch of eggnog martinis ahead of time if you have a crowd of people to serve. Using a blender, pulse the ingredients until smooth, then pour into a large pitcher and store—covered with plastic wrap—in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. This will keep the eggnog nice and chilled. When it’s time to serve, give your pitcher a good stir, rim your glasses with cinnamon sugar, and give everyone a cinnamon stick.
Looking for more festive cocktails?
Eggnog martinis aren’t the only scrumptious holiday cocktails out there! Here are a few other festive favorites you’ve got to try this holiday season.