St. Nick’s Chocolate Eggnog Martini
December 24th is National Eggnog Day! Make the season a little merrier by celebrating with this festive Chocolate Eggnog Martini – a great themed cocktail for your holiday celebration.
3 large eggs
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 cups whole milk, divided
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup chocolate syrup
¾ cup vanilla vodka, chilled
1 Tbsp freshly grated nutmeg (for garnish)
1.) In a medium heavy bottom saucepan, beat eggs and sugar until blended. Stir in 1 cup milk.
2.) Cook over low heat, stirring continuously, until mixture just coats the back of a spoon, about 15-20 minutes, or until temperature reaches 160°F, but do not allow to boil.
3.) Remove from heat, then stir in remaining milk and vanilla. Strain into a bowl, then refrigerate until completely chilled.
4.) Place chocolate syrup in a shallow plate. Dip rim of 6 martini glasses into chocolate syrup to coat rims. Refrigerate to chill.
5.) In a pitcher, stir together vodka, chocolate liqueur and eggnog.
6.) Serve in chilled martini glasses and top with grated nutmeg. Refrigerate leftovers up to 3 days.
To make 1 serving, combine about 2 ounces eggnog, 1-ounce vodka and 1-ounce chocolate liqueur in a martini shaker over ice. Pout into a chilled martini glass.