This recipe comes from one of my favorite blogs called Love in my Oven. I love it because Katherine is adorable, and has great passion for everything she does in the kitchen, and for life in general. I really am surprised she hasn’t opened a bakery yet, or maybe even a bar, considering her love of a good cocktail.
Katherine originally called this a vodka eggnog cocktail, but I’m calling it an eggnog cocktail just to emphasize the eggnog.
Two things make my cocktail different. I added a biscoff rim based on a bartender’s creation at 350 Main Brasserie in Park City, Utah. I’d had a fabulous lunch there in November and asked for a coffee drink afterwards, expecting something hot. (It had already snowed 10 inches there!) Instead, I got a really unique iced cocktail that involved vanilla vodka, Bailey’s, and Café Lolita. Stuff we’re all familiar with. But then, he crushed biscoff cookies, dipped the glass in honey, then in the crushed cookies, then added the remaining cookies to the cocktail! This was my drink:
Secondly, when at the store to purchase eggnog, there was none to be found. That’s when I discovered something called custard. It’s made with all of the main ingredients of eggnog, but has more of a vanilla flavor. So I figured I’d try it out. If you want the cocktail more like eggnog, add cinnamon and nutmeg, or use eggnog!
A circular drizzle of honey on a small plate
Biscoff cookies, crushed, pushed into a ring on a small plate
For a festive and tasty rim, first gently dip the cocktail glass in the honey. Let dry for a minute. Then dip the glass into the crushed cookies, making sure there are no empty spaces.
For the cocktail, add ice to a shaker with all of the ingredients, shake, strain mixture, and pour into the prepared glasses. Top with a little cinnamon and/or nutmeg, if desired.
I also liked the cocktail with some ice.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m no mixologist, which is probably why I stick with wine. But with Katherine’s recipe and these unique rimming ingredients, this cocktail will be a hit during the holidays.