Holiday entertaining, while exciting and fun, can get a bit repetitive if you don’t spice things up a bit. So why not put a spin on a holiday classic? For the first time ever, the words refreshing and eggnog can be used in the same sentence. This Spiced Egg Nog Fizz recipe is the end to all egg nogs. The egg white + gin drink is not only a must for traditional nog lovers but also a game-changer for those of you who never liked egg nog in the first place. Read on for the recipe + holiday entertaining inspiration!
Spiced Egg Nog Fizz
1 tbsp spiced simple syrup
1 drop orange flower water
3/4 oz fresh squeezed orange juice 1 oz gin
1 egg white
1 oz club soda
1 oz egg nog
Freshly grated nutmeg
To make the simple syrup
Combine equal parts water & sugar in a small pot, heat until the sugar dissolves, add the spices (star anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom) & steep like a tea, strain after about 5 minutes.
To make the cocktail
Whip the egg whites in a mixer or with an egg beater first until white & frothy (like whipped cream), combine with the the other liquid ingredients in a tall mixing glass, add crushed ice, cover with a tall metal tumbler and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.
Now that you have a delicious cocktail to hand out, you’ll also need some awesome holiday music to set the tone of the party.