Why You’ll Love This Recipe
You’ll love this creamy eggnog martini recipe because it’s simple to make, tastes festive, and is a major crowd pleaser around the holidays. Add a cinnamon stick and you’ll have a martini fit for a photo.
Special Equipment Needed To Make This Recipe
This recipe is easy to make, but it helps if you have the right equipment:
- Shaker - Get a shaker to easily make this delicious cocktail. Your favourite type will work, but if you don’t have one, I suggest checking out this one.
- Jigger - You’ll also want to get a jigger. You’ll use this to measure your alcohol.
- Martini glass - You’re making a creamy eggnog martini, so of course you’ll need martini glass. There are plenty of good quality martini glasses available for a good price. Your sugar rim will really pop on this one. Pop it in the freezer before you make the drink so you have a chilled martini glass. This will keep the cocktail cool for longer.
Special Ingredients You Need For This Recipe
You should have most of the ingredients, if not all, for the decoration in your pantry, but it may be a little harder to find the ingredients for the actual drink.
- Eggnog - Eggnog is typically only sold around the holiday season. Once Thanksgiving rolls around, look in the milk and dairy aisles at your local grocery store for eggnog. If it’s not for sale, you can make your own.
- Vanilla vodka - For this Christmas cocktail, you need vanilla vodka. Vanilla flavored vodka can be found at major retailers or it can be purchased online.
- Amaretto - Amaretto can also be found online or at major retailers. You may even be able to find it at your local liquor store.
How To Make This Recipe
Step 1: Start by decorating your glass. Heat caramel on a plate in the microwave until it is runny.
Step 2: On a separate plate, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
Step 3: Dip the rim of your glass into the caramel, then immediately dip it into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Step 4: Now it’s time to make your eggnog martini. Put the eggnog, vanilla vodka, amaretto, and ice into the cocktail mixer.
Step 5: Shake until well combined and strain into your garnished glass.
Do not let the caramel get hard before dipping it into the cinnamon sugar. It needs to be hot and runny for the spices to stick.
What to Serve with Your Creamy Eggnog Martini
Popular Substitutions For This Recipe
- Eggnog - If you are vegan, you can use oat nog instead of eggnog.
- Vanilla vodka - You can use caramel vodka or even plain vodka if you’d prefer. You can also use a nonalcoholic type if you are looking to make a mocktail.
- Amaretto - If you don’t have any amaretto, or you want to make it nonalcoholic, use almond extract instead.
Variations To This Recipe
- Coffee - You could turn this creamy eggnog martini into a coffee drink by adding Kahlua. If you don’t want quite as much alcohol, you could also substitute Kahlua for amaretto.
- Garnish - As with any cocktail, you can always change how you garnish this eggnog martini. If you’d like, you could sprinkle nutmeg or drizzle caramel syrup on top of the drink or add a cinnamon stick.
- Alcohol - If you don’t like vodka and amaretto, you can use rum instead.
Measure your ingredients correctly! The cocktail will taste much better when you have correct amounts of eggnog and spirits.
Do I need ice for this recipe?
Yes, you do need ice for eggnog martinis. You do not have to pour over ice, but you do need to fill the cocktail mixer with ice before mixing the liquid ingredients.
Can this recipe be made in advance?
Yes, this recipe can be made in advance, but not too far in advance as you do not want the eggnog to sit out for too long, otherwise the drink will get warm.
The recipe doesn’t take long to make, though, so it's really not an issue if you have to make it on site.
Can this recipe be scaled?
Yes, this recipe can be scaled. You can double or triple if you want to make more than one, but you can only scale it as much as can fit in the cocktail shaker.
Other Eggnog Recipes You’ll Love
- Always remember to drink responsibly and do not drive after having too many eggnog martinis.
- Do not consume any spoiled food. If the eggnog is past its expiration date and you notice a rotten smell, do not drink it.
Let Me Know How Your Recipe Turned Out!
Let me know what you thought of this eggnog martini, and share if you’ve tried another Christmas cocktail recipe of mine. Have a very merry Christmas!Print