Drink of the Week: The Little Lebowski

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      What better to sip on during the holidays than a big glass of smooth eggnog? Spiked eggnog, of course. Taking things beyond a shot of rum, Royal Dinette bar manager Kaitlyn Stewart created the Little Lebowski, rich with coffee and vanilla flavours. “For some reason, watching The Big Lebowski has become a Christmas tradition,” Stewart says. “With that comes White Russians. So a few years back I decided to swap out the milk with eggnog, and the Little Lebowski was born.”

      Serve this sipper alongside a plate of chocolate-chip cookies to keep warm on a cold winter’s night.

      2 oz (60 mL) eggnog
      1 oz (30 mL) vodka, such as Absolut
      ½ oz (15 mL) Tia Maria coffee liqueur
      ¼ oz (7 mL) Galliano L’Autentico
      1 oz (30 mL) espresso
      9 drops chocolate bitters, such as Mrs. Better’s bitters

      Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds. Fine-strain into a mini milk bottle, or chilled coupe, or rocks (old-fashioned) glass. Garnish with a pinch of cocoa nibs.