For the most part of the year, my drink-of-choice is a full-bodied glass of wine or refreshing bottle or beer, but on rare occasions I like to raid the liquor cabinet. Occasionally, after a particularly strenuous day at work, I’ll vent about it to a glass of scotch. Not often, but sometimes. Plus, I live with a man who is quite fond of his hard bar, so we always have various bottles of whiskey/rum/tequila on hand.
*Side note, I got into a discussion with someone the other day about the term “hard bar”. I’ve been calling liquor “hard bar” all my life, but apparently it’s not a well-known term! Huh!
There are times, though, when a nice cocktail is where it’s at. Whenever I’m at the in-laws for dinner, I’m always blessed with some sort of fruity San Pellegrino / tequila fusion drink that makes me think I’m lying on a beach in Mexico. There’s just something about a nice cocktail that seems fun (even if it’s missing a little umbrella).
Especially around the holidays, when wine and beer is replaced with mulled ciders, rum and eggnog, or holiday sangria. Now, to add to that list? An eggnog white russian.
With Christmas only 11 days away, you can bet this is on my holiday list of treats!
A classic white russian is made of vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream. It’s an indulgent, dessert-like cocktail, one gently sipped beside a crackling fire. It’s a cold drink, but even still, it’s cozy and sure to warm you up from the inside out.
To keep this drink feeling festive, I used eggnog in lieu of cream. It kind of tastes like an eggnog latte, but with a few extra ingredients that help it go down pretty dang smooth. Trust me. I’ve added a bit more eggnog and coffee liqueur than a traditional white russian recipe, as I prefer the taste.
Just a note, unlike traditional drinks where you pour the booze over ice cubes, with this drink you’ll want to add the ice cubes after you mix the booze with the eggnog. Because it’s so creamy, it takes a fair amount of stirring to get it all mixed together, and the ice cubes will only get in the way.
Cheers, friends! It’s only Monday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge! It is the holidays, after all…
|Eggnog White Russian|| || |
- 2 oz vodka
- 1½ oz coffee liqueur (like Kahlua)
- 2 oz eggnog (or more, to taste)
- Ground nutmeg, to serve
- Fill an old-fashioned glass with vodka and coffee liqueur; stir. Top with eggnog and stir well, until combined. Add ice cubes, and serve with a sprinkle of nutmeg.