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Festive Eggnog Martini Cocktail

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Holiday, Cocktails5 min
This holiday eggnog martini is creamy, sweet, and full of holiday cheer. It's a perfect sip for Christmas celebrations.
A creamy eggnog martini in a martini glass on a metal serving tray dusted with nutmeg and cinnamon.

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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!

A creamy cocktail close up in a glass with a cinnamon and sugar rim.

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.

A creamy eggnog martini in a martini glass on a metal serving tray dusted with nutmeg and cinnamon.

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:

  • Eggnog
  • Vanilla vodka
  • Amaretto
  • 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.

Birdseye view of a creamy Christmas cocktail in a martini glass with a cinnamon and sugar rim.

How do I make this eggnog cocktail?

This is a simple mix and shake martini recipe:

  1. Add your eggnog and alcohols to a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake for at least 20 seconds.
  2. 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!

Wholefully Protip

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.

A creamy eggnog martini in a martini glass on a metal serving tray dusted with nutmeg and cinnamon.

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.

 
A creamy eggnog martini in a martini glass on a metal serving tray dusted with nutmeg and cinnamon.

Eggnog Martini Cocktail

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This holiday eggnog martini is creamy, sweet, and full of holiday cheer. It's a perfect sip for Christmas celebrations.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces eggnog
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce amaretto liqueur
  • Cinnamon sugar, for rimming glasses
  • Ground nutmeg and cinnamon stick, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add eggnog, vodka, and amaretto to a cocktail shaker. Shake for at least 20 seconds to thoroughly mix.
  2. Prepare your martini glass by dipping the rim in water and then dipping again into a small plate of cinnamon sugar.
  3. Strain martini into prepared glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick and freshly grated nutmeg, if desired.

Notes

  • If you prefer an extra chilled drink, you can either strain the cocktail into a pre-chilled glass or add a few ice cubes into the cocktail shaker before mixing!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 911Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 193gFiber: 17gSugar: 167gProtein: 6g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

Kaitlyn Bain is a professional health and wellness writer with a passion for helping her clients educate their readers on healthy lifestyles. She loves cooking, reading, and exploring the outdoors on hikes with her family in Northern Ontario.

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