Spread some holiday spirit with these 5 Festive Eggnog Garnishes for your next cup of Christmas cheer!
Are you a fan of eggnog? If you have been a fan of this blog for a while, you know I have shared a few eggnog recipes in the past. Some of my favorite eggnog recipes include my Puerto Rican Eggnog, (pardon the blog pics, but this one is an oldie, but goodie) Candy Cane Eggnog and Peppermint Bark Eggnog. All of these eggnogs are fantastic, but let’s be honest, they take some work. For today’s post, I am going to show you how to upgrade your store-bought eggnog with 5 Festive Eggnog Garnishes.
To begin, start with your favorite store-bought eggnog and glassware of choice. I like to serve my eggnog over ice and nothing upgrades store-bought eggnog better than a festive garnish.
For some of these garnishes, you will see I also rim the glass. To rim your glass, you want to start with a plate or shallow bowl. Pour 1-2 TBS of simple syrup per cocktail into the bottom of your plate of bowl to use as a moistener for your glass rim. Next, turn your glass upside down and dip the edges of your glass in simple syrup. Evenly dip the rim into whatever you’re rimming the glass with to completely the cover the rim. You may need to repeat the steps to fully cover.
5 Festive Eggnog Garnishes
I love the traditional feel of cinnamon as a garnish and rim for eggnog. When choosing cinnamon as a garnish, I like to rim the glass in a dusting of cinnamon and finish the look with a cinnamon stick.
Rosemary is a beautiful and fragrant eggnog garnish. It feels extra Christmas-y to me and I love the gentle taste of rosemary it adds to the eggnog.
Does get any better than the classic gingerbread? For this rim and garnish, I used crunchy gingerbread cookies and crumbled them finely for the rim. I topped the glass of eggnog with a gingerbread cookie to finish.
I am a sucker for anything mint. I love using fresh herbs with cocktails and garnished this glass of eggnog with fresh mint leaves and Andes Creme de Menthe candies (a Christmas classic!). The mint was my favorite and I love the contrast of the green and brown against the creamy eggnog.
#5 Candy Cane
Without a doubt, candy cane is the most festive eggnog garnish. It just looks like Christmas! Crush the candy canes before rimming and finish the glass of eggnog with a mini candy cane to garnish.
That’s the list! My 5 Festive Eggnog Garnishes for the perfect glass of Christmas cheer.