Ingredients: 2 oz brandy, 1 oz eggnog, 1 oz amaretto. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
When Belle (@msbookish on twitter) told me about an eggnog martini she wanted to try, I thought it would be a great cocktail for Thanksgiving. However, I didn’t really like the ingredients. Also, why is it called a “martini”? Is because the original recipe called for vodka, or because martini is a catch-all term for cocktails now? In any case, I decided to mix it up a bit by using brandy (because I like it) and amaretto with the eggnog.
Honestly, I think this cocktail looked better than it tasted. You can make this with a variety of ingredients and I’d love to experiment with that some more. For example, you could use rum in the place of brandy or even whiskey, and use triple-sec or another liqueur in the place of amaretto. It’s a very flexible recipe you should definitely try and add your own twist to.