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.