Brace yourself for the merriest Christmas of all this year, thanks to our eggnog martini. It's creamy, rich, and sings of spices from cinnamon to nutmeg — and it's all topped off with a crunchy, boozy graham-cracker-crust rim. Watch the video, then download an eggnog martini recipe to add even more spring to your holiday step!
Nothing says holiday happy hour like a classic eggnog cocktail. While this thick and frothy drink may be a holiday tradition, its heavy cream base offers nothing friendly to your waistline. For a lighter take on this creamy drink, we turned to Richard Blais, the winner of Bravo's Top Chef All-Stars. Blais lightened up this drink using protein-packed Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream. Finish with nutmeg, vanilla, and a pinch of cinnamon for a reduced-guilt drink that is just as decedent as it is delicious!
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Even if you don't have leftover eggnog from the holidays, this recipe from PrettyGirlsCook makes us want to run down to the store and buy some for waffles! Hangover cure, anybody?
Eggnog waffles are perfect to make with any leftover eggnog.
They may be loaded with cheer, but holiday drinks are also notoriously rich and calorie-heavy. Staples like eggnog are sure to show up at seasonal soirees, so it's helpful to do a little planning before you sip. One cup of eggnog contains about 350 calories along with 11 grams of saturated fat, but that doesn't stop 45 percent of FitSugar readers from enjoying it here and there. If you're looking for a wintry treat for a festive fete, you might try to serve or pack a lighter alternative like soy nog or rice nog. They both contain less fat and nearly half the calories of eggnog.
If you've already been to a holiday party this season, you may have come face to face with eggnog, a cookie plate, or lots of fried latkes. It can be hard to resist these delicious treats, especially since the holidays are a time of enjoyment and celebration. While I always try to practice moderation during this decadent time of year, my usually fit friend gives herself a break over the holidays and indulges as much as she wants to — how about you?
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To me, the arrival of eggnog in grocery stores seems to officially signal the holiday season. I'm a huge eggnog fan and couldn't imagine December without it around the house.
It's definitely a seasonal beverage with a festive reputation, and a thick, ultra-rich taste. So, tell me, where do you stand? Is eggnog one of your favorite holiday treats?
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Every other year, my family hosts a big holiday party where we invite all our friends over. My sister and I always make Martha Stewart's eggnog. It's thick, frothy, and most importantly, boozy. Since this Christmas is an off year, I'm a little bummed we won't be enjoying the eggnog. That's why I decided to cheer myself up by making an eggnog martini. There's not much difference between an eggnog martini and eggnog; most eggnog recipes serve a large crowd, while the martini serves just one. To save time I used store-bought eggnog. The resulting concoction wasn't as wonderful as the real thing, but it sure hits the spot. It's potent, creamy, and delicious. See the recipe I used and read more
The season of eggnog comes but once a year, which you will probably think is a good thing once you learn the nutritional stats on this holiday beverage. One cup of eggnog contains about 350 calories along with 11 grams of saturated fat. The hearty drink does provide a hefty dose of protein, about nine grams.
Aside from being a calorie bomb, there are food safety issues with this form of holiday cheer. Although commercial varieties of eggnog are pasteurized, homemade versions are usually made with raw eggs, which presents the possibility of contamination from salmonella. The good news is that fortifying your eggnog with alcohol can decrease the risk of food poisoning
With all this in mind, I am curious how you feel about eggnog.
Before you bust out your college chugging skills, consider using eggnog in other crowd-pleasing dishes. The drink can add depth to French toast and richness to a panna cotta. To see few of my favorite ideas, read more