Christmas cocktails are some of my favorite drinks to make. They’re festive, filled with so many warm spices, and they’re easy to make!
This eggnog espresso martini can be made with store bought or homemade eggnog and is super customizable. Perfect for parties or quiet nights at home!
Why you’ll love this eggnog espresso martini
A festive twist on your classic espresso martini. This eggnog espresso martini recipe combines the flavors you love in your average espresso martini as well as the beloved flavors of eggnog around the holiday season. It’s unique and festive!
Can be customized to suit your personal tastes. Whether you use a different type of alcohol, dairy free eggnog, or different spices (like fresh nutmeg), this eggnog espresso martini is fully customizable!
Perfect for a holiday gathering. This eggnog espresso martini pairs well with sweet and savory treats and is a crowd pleaser.
To make this eggnog espresso martini, you’ll need:
- Eggnog – I love, love, love dairy free eggnog. It’s the only type of eggnog I’ll use when making an eggnog espresso martini.
- Espresso – I try to always use fresh espresso when I make a classic espresso martini (and this eggnog espresso martini is no different). Check the FAQ section to see what you can sub the espresso for!
- Alcohol – I use vanilla vodka, light roast kahlua, and baileys in my eggnog espresso martini.
- Ice – Primarily needed to shake your cocktail.
- Spices – Freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon, or cloves… you can customize your eggnog espresso martini however you’d like!
- Coffee beans – To top off your eggnog espresso martini, of course!
That’s all you’ll need to make this eggnog espresso martini!
Side note – you can also add a bit of simple syrup to your eggnog espresso martini but it is 100% not needed! This drink is plenty sweet enough as is 🙂
How to make an eggnog espresso martini
Place your cocktail glass in the freezer while you prep your eggnog espresso martini.
Add ice, vodka, kahlua, baileys, and eggnog to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until the cocktail shaker is ice cold.
Pour your eggnog espresso martini into a martini glass and top off with some fresh nutmeg and enjoy! Don’t forget the three espresso beans 😉
Frequently asked questions
Can I use different spirits in an eggnog espresso martini?
Of course! Some different spirits I’d use would be dark rum, amaretto, or a bit of cognac. Feel free to experiment in order to find your favorite flavor combination!
Should I serve my eggnog espresso martini in a chilled martini glass?
I would if you want your eggnog espresso martini to stay colder for longer! Completely up to you, though.
What desserts pair well with an eggnog espresso martini?
Rich desserts like tiramisu, chocolate mousse, or a dark chocolate tart would pair beautifully with this eggnog espresso martini!
Do I need to use espresso in an espresso martini?
Typically, you’d want to to keep the flavor that you get from a traditional espresso martini. However, you can use cold brew concentrate in place of the espresso if you don’t have a way to brew fresh espresso.Print
Eggnog Espresso Martini
Is there anything better than a festive cocktail in the winter? This eggnog espresso martini is sure to kickstart your holiday cheer!
- Prep Time: 3 Minutes
- Total Time: 3 Minutes
- Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x
- 2 oz vanilla vodka
- 1 1/2 oz eggnog
- 1 oz kahlua
- 1 oz baileys
- 1 oz espresso
- 3 espresso beans for garnish
- Place your cocktail glass in the freezer while you prep your eggnog espresso martini.
- Add ice, vodka, kahlua, baileys, and eggnog to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until the cocktail shaker is ice cold.
- Pour your eggnog espresso martini into a martini glass and top off with some fresh nutmeg and enjoy! Don’t forget the three espresso beans 😉