Holiday Eggnog Martini just like grandma used to make

When I was a little girl, I felt in love with the home made treat called kogel-mogel. It was made out of raw egg yolks and white sugar. Sometimes I would have it with a touch of raw cocoa powder or lemon juice. At times of my childhood in communistic Poland, when sweets were rationed and for most of the time not available at all, this treat meant to me a lot. Particularly, because I could make it at home pretty much any time I craved something sweet.

When I was a little bigger girl, I’ve discovered that my grandma was making kogel-mogel for adults. It was exactly the same recipe plus it had vodka in it. I remember grandma vigorously shaking it in a vodka bottle until sugar dissolved and egg yolks became creamy and smooth. When she was done, she would pour a little bit of it in a shot glass, let me dip my finger in it and then taste it. God, it was a real treat! I loved it to death! And it was grandmas and mine “dirty’ little secret” that we hid from my parents!

When I was a big girl I moved into US and I discovered something that resembled this favorite treat of my childhood. It was called eggnog. It was delicious, yet much heavier in texture that my Polish treat as it contained milk and cream. I would treat myself with it every holiday season. Then, I realized that I gained 30 pounds. So, I quit.

Then, few days ago… When I was editing pictures, something triggered memories of kogel-mogel and I decided to bring it back to my life. I wanted to make it taste as delicious as it originally was but not as heavy as the eggnog. So I came up with my own, light version. My friend named it The Eggnog Martini.

I think you should give it a shot or even a martini glass!

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Eggnog Martini

Shopping List (serves 1):

  • 1 egg (separated)
  • 1/2 lemon (preferably Meyer)
  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1.7 ounces vodka (unflavored)
  • 4 cloves (whole)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar

Now follow these steps:

  1. Zest and juice lemon.
  2. In a blender or shaker combine vodka, soy milk, egg yolk, lemon juice, lemon zest, maple syrup and cloves. Blend well all the ingredients and store in a freezer for 20-30 minutes (or cool by shaking with ice cubes).
  3. In a separate dish whip the egg white with sugar (whisk until it forms stiff, glossy peaks).
  4. Serve chilled in a martini glass, topped with whipped egg whites and cloves.

Enjoy but remember to drink it responsibly.


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