You just have to try this eggnog white russian. It’s a fun and festive update to the creamy classic with a peppermint twist and a bit of chocolate liqueur.
Do you know how hard it is to be gifted a trip to Napa Valley when you’re 10 weeks pregnant?
That was the exact situation I was in nearly three years ago. (Wow, time really flies fast!) The Husband and I were invited to join some of his co-workers for a winter trip to Napa Valley, California, which is a total dream come true for these amateur wine collectors.
But, there I was mingling with the other women in the group, battling pregnancy-induced nausea and heartburn. And the only thing that seemed to make my stomach feel better was ice cold milk.
So, whenever someone would look at me sideways for ordering my milk over ice, I would just smile and say “we’ll pretend it’s a white russian.”
By the end of the trip, most everyone was joking around with me about my ‘virgin white russian cocktails’.
Ironically, I’d never even had a white russian cocktail at that point.
The Classic White Russian
Unlike my milk over ice, the classic White Russian cocktail is made with cream, vodka, and coffee liqueur, and is typically served in an old-fashioned glass.
According to Wikipedia, the White Russian gets its name not from any history in Eastern Europe, but only because of the use of vodka.
Of course, since I’d never had one of these cocktails before, there was a bit of taste testing of the original recipe to see what the starting point is. And while the drink is interesting…it’s definitely very rich.
Adding a Holiday Twist
For a festive twist, I changed up every single ingredient!
Of course, eggnog is a classic holiday treat and is an obvious replacement for the cream. Chocolate liqueur replaces the coffee liqueur to make the drink even more decadent. And peppermint vodka tops everything off for a fresh and vibrant flavor that cuts through the richness of the other ingredients.
It’s actually really awesome.
Now, I’m not pregnant right now, but for party cocktails, I like to keep things on the lighter side.
So don’t be surprised at how little liquor is in this eggnog white russian recipe. If you’re looking for a bit more punch, feel free to play around with the proportions until you find the perfect blend for your tastebuds!
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Make It Fun with these Great Ideas
- Change up your glassware with some festive holiday wine or cocktail glasses
- Make shaped ice cubes to add a bit of flair to your drink.
- Make this a signature cocktail at your holiday party and offer your guests some pretty drink stirrers (The Dude would approve)
Holiday Eggnog White Russian Cocktail Recipe
- 4 parts Egg Nog
- 1 part Godiva Liquor
- 1 part Peppermint Vodka
- ice cubes
Fill an old-fashioned glass halfway with ice cubes. Pour ingredients over ice cubes and stir to mix.
Pour ingredients over ice cubes and stir to mix.
If you're looking for a bit more punch, feel free to play around with the proportions until you find the perfect blend for your tastebuds!
Always remember to drink responsibly!