Almondy Umami Eggnog

Staff Writer
Almondy Umami Eggnog

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
303
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Ounces vanilla-infused amaretto liqueur
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
8%
Sugar
34g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
160mg
53%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
39g
13%
Vitamin A
69µg
8%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.4%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
0.1µg
0.2%
Calcium
138mg
14%
Fiber
0.7g
2.7%
Folate (food)
23µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
23µg
6%
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
11mg
3%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.2mg
0.9%
Phosphorus
114mg
16%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
122mg
3%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.8%
Sodium
107mg
4%
Sugars, added
12g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
4.3%

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