Eggnog Martini

Dec 1, 2023

The Eggnog Martini represents a unique opportunity for the gay community to leverage our privileges for positive change. As we enjoy this festive season, we need to recognize our position of privilege. Often, we’ve got double incomes and a child-free lifestyle. We are in an excellent position to enjoy a delicious Eggnog Martini as we craft a plan to create significant impact. This Christmas cocktail is a staple of holiday joy. Enjoying this rich, happy juice, induces feel-good moments. Why not take the chance to make these nostalgic, happy feelings abundant for everyone? 

The Eggnog Martini Was Created with the Gays in Mind

We in the gay community are often blessed with certain advantages like being fabulous, living as we wish and without the commitments that most straight people have. We are uniquely positioned to drive change during the holiday season. The Eggnog Martini, enjoyed in our festive gatherings, is a reminder of this privilege and the responsibility that accompanies it. As we savor this drink, let us think about how we can use our resources and energy to support causes and initiatives that foster more acceptance and understanding, both within and beyond our community.

A Celebration of Our Ability to Give Back

The Eggnog Martini is a call to action. It represents our potential to contribute positively to society, whether through volunteering, donations, or simply spreading kindness and love. The holiday season, with its spirit of giving and charity, is the perfect time to reflect on how we can make a difference. While enjoying this drink, reminisce on your happiest Christmas moments. Craft a plan to help others enjoy the season. In our community, there are many people who will not enjoy a happy Christmas. What could you do to help them enjoy this time of year? 

Create New Bonds with Cozy Parties and an Eggnog Martini in Hand

As we gather to enjoy the Eggnog Martini, think about the unique experiences that define your holiday season.  The excitement of holiday shopping, the nostalgia of photos with Santa, and the joy of festive decorations. Each of these activities, much like our beloved Eggnog Martini, forms an integral part of our holiday narrative, weaving a path of memories and shared moments.

Ultimately, the Eggnog Martini is a a reminder of our collective power to bring about change. It’s a celebration of who we are, our ability to give back, and all that we’ve achieved together.

Enjoy this beverage and push forward in the world. Let’s leave an unforgettable mark on this world. 

How to Make the Eggnog Martini

  • 2 oz Stoli Vanilla
  • ½ oz almond liqueur
  • 2 oz eggnog
  • ½ oz caramel sauce

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and allspice.

Enjoy and drink responsibly.

The Spirit of Change

Sustainability, LGBTQ, diversity, and injustice are core pillars of Stoli. The original vodka recipe was developed in 1938, and by 1948 it was being made and bottled in Latvia, where the award-winning Stoli lineup is made to this day. Stoli has a long, rich history of supporting the LGBTQ community, when in 1991 Stoli became one of the first spirit brands to actively champion LGBTQ issues on global equality, visibility, and acceptance for all. In 1997, Stoli was purchased by Yuri Shefler, transforming Stoli into a vertically integrated company, which lead to Putin waging a war in 2000 for the vodka trademark, which has been unsuccessful. 

In 2018, Stoli commemorated the 40th anniversary of Harvey Milk being the first openly gay elected official in California, by launching the limited edition, individually numbered, Harvey Milk Limited Edition bottle, with proceeds going to the Harvey Milk Foundation LGBGTQ programming in Eastern Europe and the Baltic nations. Proudly Latvian, Stoli has affirmed their ongoing support of Ukraine and is steadfast in denouncing Russia’s aggression on the sovereign nation. Stoli’s spirit continue to inspire to create a better future for all.

Brian Webb

Brian Webb

Author

Brian Webb is the founder and editor-in-chief of HomoCulture, a celebrated content creator, and winner of the prestigious Mr. Gay Canada – People’s Choice award. An avid traveler, Brian attends Pride events, festivals, street fairs, and LGBTQ friendly destinations through the HomoCulture Tour. He has developed a passion for discovering and sharing authentic lived experiences, educating about the LGBTQ community, and using both his photography and storytelling to produce inspiring content. Originally from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Brian now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His personal interests include travel, photography, physical fitness, mixology, drag shows.

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