The Smoky Nog-arita

The Smoky Nog-arita

This festive cocktail combines eggnog’s rich, creamy comfort with the smoky depth of mezcal, creating a unique and flavorful holiday drink. It’s perfect for sipping by the fireplace or enjoying your Christmas gathering.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz espadín mezcal
  • 1 oz eggnog
  • 1/2 oz fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/4 oz maple syrup
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Garnish: Orange peel twist and cinnamon stick

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except the garnish in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well for about 15 seconds.
  2. Strain into a coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with an orange peel twist and a cinnamon stick.

Tips:

  • For a spicier kick, add a few dashes of Angostura bitters.
  • If you don’t have espadín mezcal, you can use another type of mezcal, such as tobala or pechuga.
  • You can make your eggnog at home or use store-bought eggnog. Just be sure to choose a high-quality brand.
  • This cocktail can be served on the rocks if you prefer colder.

Here are some additional variations you can try:

  • White Christmas Nog-arita: Use white chocolate liqueur instead of eggnog for a lighter and sweeter drink.
  • Spiced Nog-arita: Add a pinch of cardamom or cloves to the cocktail for an extra wintery flavor.
  • Smoky Cranberry Nog-arita: Muddle 4 fresh cranberries in the shaker before adding the other ingredients for a tart and festive touch.

I hope you enjoy this delicious and festive mezcal Christmas cocktail!

The Smoky Nog-Arita

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