Have you been feeling naughty or nice this holiday season? Either way, I’ve got the perfect cocktail for you! The holidays are the perfect time to mix up your regular cocktail recipes, sure, but the Naughty or Nice brandy cocktail is guaranteed to put a fun twist on your usual mixology repertoire and bring festive cheer and jolly spirits to the table! It’s one eggnog and spirits-based beverage that I know will put a smile on your face.
This delicious blend of eggnog, brandy, and cinnamon simple syrup creates an inviting warmth that will have you celebrating all season long. Plus, if you’re looking for something special to serve at your holiday gathering, this is a great option! Just be sure to make enough for everyone – it’s guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. Let’s mix one up!
Step 1: Combine eggnog, brandy, and cinnamon simple syrup in a shaker with ice.
Step 2: Shake, then strain into cocktail glass.
Step 3: Garnish with star anise and a sprinkle of nutmeg
If you’re feeling extra festive, you can also garnish with a candy cane! For an even more indulgent option, feel free to add a splash of cream or additional brandy to taste. As with most recipes, finding just the right balance for your taste buds is part of the enjoyment.