Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Spiced Bourbon Almond Nog

Bourbon cocktail flavored with almond liqueur and eggnog.

The chances of my getting through the holiday season without buying at least one container of egg nog are basically zero. It's such a creamy, indulgent treat and I've loved it since I was a kid. But, as an adult, I find I need to cut the sweetness a bit. Fortunately, adulthood comes with the ability to pour bourbon into it.

Bourbon cocktail flavored with almond liqueur and eggnog.

My go-to for many years was Scotch whiskey and eggnog but this year I tried balancing the flavors a bit more. The strong hit of whiskey and the super sweet nog needed something more in order to work together. A touch of strong almond liqueur, like Amaretto, provides the balance and the almond flavor works beautifully with the eggnog. I also gave it some spice with ground cinnamon and ginger for a holiday flavor.

Bourbon cocktail flavored with almond liqueur and eggnog.

This drink only uses a couple of ounces of nog so it's bourbon forward which leaves room for a hit of extra sweetness from a sugared rim. Dell Cove Spices makes a Christmas blend rim sugar that adds a festive red and green holiday touch to this white cocktail. If I'm expecting company, I rim a few glasses ahead of time and keep them in the freezer. Guests always love the way this looks...and, of course, the way it tastes. Cheers!
Yield: 2 Servings
Bourbon cocktail flavored with almond liqueur and eggnog.

Spiced Bourbon Almond Nog

prep time: 10 minscook time: total time: 10 mins
Recipe for a bourbon cocktail flavored with almond liqueur and eggnog.


3 oz. Bourbon
1 oz. Almond liqueur
4 oz. Egg nog
1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon ground ginger

For the Rim:
1 Tablespoon corn syrup


Pour a tablespoon or two of the rimming sugar into a shallow bowl. Brush the edges of two cocktail glasses with the corn syrup and roll them around in the rimming sugar. Place in the freezer for a few minutes while you assemble the cocktail.

Add the bourbon, almond liqueur, eggnog, cinnamon and ginger to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake well. Pour into the prepared glasses.

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1 comment:

  1. I love, love, love, the addition of the spices. Now I must buy eggnog.


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