With winter holidays fast approaching, you may be planning more in-home entertaining than usual. One of the best parts of holiday get-togethers is the chance to enjoy tasty food and drinks with good people. Hosting these gatherings can be time consuming.
To make the holidays more enjoyable with less-stress, check out these easy eggnog-based cocktails to make at home. Each starts with store-bought eggnog from grocery stores in Vancouver, such as Famous Foods, making them simple to prepare. But don't worry, these drinks are so yummy that your guests will think you've spent hours in the kitchen. Eggnog Martini Martinis are a classic drink that is a favourite in all sorts of circles. This one combines store-bought eggnog, vanilla-flavoured vodka and amaretto for a smooth, spicy, creamy taste that's just perfect for the holidays. Plus, it's a cinch to make. Just add four ounces of eggnog and one ounce each of the vodka and amaretto to a cocktail shaker with ice. Then give it a good shake to combine the ingredients. To make it extra fancy, pour into a chilled martini glass rimmed with cinnamon sugar and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Gingerbread Eggnog Cocktail This is another incredibly quick and easy eggnog recipe. It includes a mix of gingerbread spices to give it a comforting feel reminiscent of Christmas. For the gingerbread spice mix, combine two tablespoons ground ginger, two tablespoons ground cinnamon, one tablespoon ground cloves and a half teaspoon ground nutmeg in an airtight container. Add a quarter teaspoon of this mixture to a cup of eggnog. Then, whisk in your choice of one to two ounces of bourbon, whiskey or rum to taste. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top, and you've got a custom eggnog cocktail your friends will rave about. Mexican Horchata Eggnog Cocktail Horchata is a popular Mexican drink made from milk, ground rice and cinnamon. It's sweet and delightful. In recent years, horchata flavoured rum liqueur has become all the rage. The warm, spicy flavours of rum and horchata pair splendidly with eggnog. Simply combine two ounces of horchata liqueur and four ounces of eggnog in a glass. You can garnish it with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg to make it party-ready. Shop for these recipe ingredients at Famous Foods, where you'll find everything you need for your upcoming holiday gatherings. Making the holidays festive doesn't have to be exhausting.