Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Chilly, Creamy Eggnog Latte Cocktail for a Happy New Year and #bookgiveaway fun from Cleo Coyle

You can drink this creamy, chilly
Eggnog Latte cocktail two ways.

When you tilt and sip the drink, magic happens.
The heavier density Kahlua flows through the layers of eggnog, whipped cream and nutmeg, pulling all of those flavors into your mouth for an amazing drink.


You can use the cinnamon stick to stir the drink
(after admiring the pretty layers) and enjoy
the cocktail that way.

Either way, it's heavenly!

"Make Your Own Kahlua,"
one of the many recipes in
Billionaire BlendClick here
to download the free Recipe
Guide in PDF form.

The flavor of coffee in this "Eggnog Latte" cocktail comes from Kahluaa rum-based coffee liqueur that's rich, sweet, and smooth.

Make Your Own Kahlua

Did you know you can make your own coffee liqueur? It's actually a very easy and fun process. 

For those of you reading my new culinary mystery, Billionaire Blend, you can find my favorite recipe for homemade Kahlua in the back of the book. 

(Click here to download a free guide to the book's recipe section. A thumbnail image of its cover is pictured to the right.)

Now let's start making our
New Year Happy...

Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse

Cleo's Chilly, Creamy 
Eggnog Latte Cocktail


Chilled Eggnog
Chilled Kahlua (or make your own coffee liqueur)*
Cold Whipped Cream
Ground Nutmeg
Cinnamon Stick

*As mentioned, you can find a recipe to make your own Kahlua in Billionaire Blend.


(1) Start with a pretty, clear glass for presentation. A stemless snifter, stemless wine glass, or clear tumbler will work nicely.

(2) Pour in a few fingers of Kahlua (or your favorite coffee liqueur), enough to give you a thick visual layer.

(3) Tilt the glass and position the spout of the eggnog carton against the rim, as shown. (If using homemade eggnog, place it in a container with a spout, such as a glass measuring cup.)

(4) Pour in the eggnog very slowly, as shown. Use the side of the glass to slow the pour even more and prevent it from mixing with the Kahlua.

(5) Because eggnog is made with cream, it's lighter in density than the Kahlua, which is why it will float. Continue pouring until you have a nice, visible layer. 

How thick a layer of eggnog is up to your own taste. I like my eggnog layer to resemble the head on a dark beer--or the crema on a freshly pulled espresso.

(6) Finish with a festive shot of whipped cream, a sprinkling of ground nutmeg, and a cinnamon stick.

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layering drinks
(including 2 how-to videos),

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New Year!

~ Cleo Coyle

New York Times bestselling author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries

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  1. Now that is an eggnog I could really enjoy!
    Happy, healthy, peace-filled new year.

    1. Libby - I'm virtually pouring a chilly eggnog latte cocktail just for you... Thank you so much for your past year of support to our blog. You're the best. May the 2014 bring you all good things...

      Happy New Year!
      ~ Cleo Cleo Coyle on Twitter

  2. Gorgeous Cleo! I feel that I might need one right now:) Happy new year all! xo

  3. Omigosh, that's so pretty I want one now. Can I have one now? Too early? Yum!!! Love the presentation.

    Happy new year to you, too! May it be filled with lots of health, laughter, and success!

    Daryl / Avery

  4. Lucy - You got it! I am virtually pouring away...and those PB cookies of yours, the ones with a kick, might be just the thing to go with it!

    Happy New Year to you!!
    ~ Cleo

    Cleo Coyle on Twitter


  5. Avery/Daryl - Of course, you can have one now! Hey, somewhere in the world it's cocktail hour. And somewhere else in the world the New Year's Eve party has just stared and... in Singapore, they just rang in the New Year....so cheers and cheers to you, thanks sincerely for all your support over the past year. Marc and I wish you and your loved ones a very...

    Happy New Year!!
    ~ Cleo
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter

  6. Prost!!! To an amazing group of wonderful people and authors.. Thanks for all you write.. You guys rock... To an even better 2014. Drink up, step up and have a ball.. Yours, Jan

  7. Oh boy! That looks amazing and I want one too. And I think I'll have one. Thanks for sharing this super recipe, Cleo!

    Happy New Year.


  8. Eggnog looks delicious. Happy New Year.

  9. Jan, MJ/Victoria, and Robyn -

    Thanks for your wonderful New Year's wishes and may 2014 bring you good food, good fun, and good health!

    ~ Cleo Cleo Coyle on Twitter