Almondy Umami Eggnog

Almondy Umami Eggnog
Staff Writer

If you're looking for a hearty drink this season, try our almond twist on this classic holiday cocktail, created by Matthew Biancaniello, Mixologist at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s Library Bar. 

1
Servings
344
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Ounces  vanilla-infused amaretto liqueur
  • egg
  • 1  Ounce  honey syrup
  • 2  Ounces  unsweetened almond milk
  • Sliced almonds, toasted, for garnish
  • Ground nutmeg, optional

Directions

One week before your party, infuse the liqueur by splitting 2 whole vanilla beans lengthwise and placing into a bottle of amaretto.

The day of your party, prepare the honey syrup. In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together ¾ cup water and ¼ cup honey until thoroughly combined. Allow to cool and pour into a decorative bottle.

To prepare cocktail, place all ingredients into a shaker without ice and shake vigorously for one minute until very frothy – a hand blender would also be acceptable. Add ice to the shaker and shake again to chill. Strain into a tall Collins glass (or favorite stemmed glass) and top with a sprinkle of nutmeg, if desired, and toasted almonds.

If you care to make this a traditional punch bowl drink (use the whole bottle of amaretto), simply blend together ingredients in advance and keep refrigerated until the party. Invest in some large ice cubes or an ice mold to float in the punchbowl to keep this holiday treat temperature-safe.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
24g
27%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
132µg
19%
Vitamin E, added
2mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
114mg
11%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
38mg
5%
Sodium, Na
145mg
10%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
80g
3%

Almond Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Almond Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.

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