I LOVE eggnog, and while it’s a heavy drink and I can’t drink a large glass of it, I thought it would be fun to try out other cocktails that lighten it a little. Honestly I really enjoyed this cocktail. It does pack a punch and 1 or 2 as a night cap will do the trick. Do you have a favorite holiday cocktail?
Eggnog Old Fashioned
(Adapted from A Cork, Fork and Passport)
2 oz. Brandy
2 oz. Frangelico
2-3 Shakes of Cardamom Bitters
4 oz. Chilled Prepared Eggnog
Ground Nutmeg for garnishing
Cinnamon Stick for stirring (Per glass)
Fill an old fashioned glass with crushed or cubed ice. Add the brandy, Frangelico, and cardamom bitters and give the glass a quick stir.
Top with the eggnog and sprinkle with nutmeg to garnish. Serve with a cinnamon stick for stirring.
Note: Frangelico is a hazelnut liqueur, so if you are allergic to hazelnut, leave it out. Ironically, I am not a fan of hazelnut, but love Frangelico in my cocktails. The cardamom bitters add a touch of spice to the drink, balancing the sweetness.