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
297
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
3g
4%
Sugar
24g
27%
Carbohydrate, by difference
41g
32%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
260µg
37%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin E, added
2mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
112mg
11%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
187µg
47%
Iron, Fe
10mg
56%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
57mg
8%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
174mg
12%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
78g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.