Can you believe Christmas is in a week?! I can't. Every year, I try to get the bulk of my shopping, prepping, and cooking done in advance, and yet every year it feels like I'm scrambling at the last minute. Oh well. I suppose if you wait until the last minute it only takes a minute, right?
I need to make at least one more trip to the grocery store, and I'm kind of dreading it. It feels like it's about negative 47 degrees outside, drivers are crazy this time of year (especially in parking lots, it seems), and checkout lines seem about a mile long. I have to give myself a pep talk in the morning if I'm ever actually going to get the whole crew bundled up and out the door. Otherwise you'd just find me in my sweatpants the rest of the week - which I guess isn't all that out of the ordinary for me, anyway.
Anyone else in the same boat? Trying to get yourself motivated to finish those last few errands, but the warm house is just too inviting? Or maybe you've already gotten everything checked off your list, and you're ready to crash. Regardless of where you're at with your Christmas prep, you could probably use a good drink.
This cocktail is made with eggnog, vodka (it's extra good if you use vanilla flavored vodka!), and cold brew coffee. It's comforting, creamy, and has the hit of caffeine you need (or use decaf cold brew if you prefer). Make a batch for a crowd if you're entertaining, or just shake up one drink for yourself. (And if you're looking for the mocktail version, you can omit the vodka. The combo of cold brew and eggnog is still soooo good!)
Eggnog Latte Cocktail
Yields 1 cocktail
4 ounces eggnog (try this homemade version)
2 ounces cold brew coffee (such as FreshGround’s Black Ice Brew)
2 ounces vodka (such as Heritage Distilling Co.’s Elk Rider Vodka)*
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for at least 15 seconds. Strain into a glass. Serve and enjoy!
*This also tastes great with vanilla flavored vodka in place of the regular vodka and vanilla extract.