Bourbon Eggnog | Indulge this holiday season with this simple but delightful bourbon eggnog cocktail. If you're a fan of eggnog then this easy holiday drink is the perfect match whether you're hosting a holiday party or relaxing in the glow of lights from the Christmas tree.
Eggnog is my ultimate cozy feeling inducing treat during the holiday season. If you feel the same then you'll love this bourbon cocktail.
Rich and creamy eggnog is either blended or shaken with your favorite bourbon whiskey for a well combined cocktail. You can use any type of jar with a lid that you have around. You can also use an electric frother to mix the two together.
Serve this on top of ice in a glass garnished with cinnamon sugar for a pretty look and a sweet spiced addition. You can froth some eggnog or your favorite cream for an extra creamy drink.
Top with freshly grated nutmeg (in a pinch use ground nutmeg) and cinnamon sticks for extra holiday flavors and the perfect holiday cocktail!
Save this easy bourbon eggnog recipe for your holiday parties this year. A few sips of this holiday indulgence and you'll be full of holiday spirit.
Serve some sweet and spicy chex mix on the side for snacks.
See the recipe card for exact amounts.
I like the ratio of 2 ounces of bourbon to 5 ounces of eggnog.
This makes a stronger cocktail. A really boozy eggnog. You might like a different ratio.
To make a milder version use 1 ounce of bourbon instead.
- Wet the rim of your cocktail glass with water, simple syrup, or my gingerbread syrup (my preference!)
- Roll the glass in the cinnamon sugar.
- For a shaken cocktail, add ice, bourbon, and eggnog to a jar with a lid.
- Shake for 30 seconds or so.
For a stirred cocktail, add the ice, bourbon, and then eggnog to the rimmed glass. Use an electric frother to bring the bourbon and eggnog together. Or simply stir it.
- Add ice to a glass and pour in the shaken cocktail.
- You can froth eggnog or heavy cream (oat creamer works well!)
- Add the frothed eggnog or whipped cream on top of the drink.
- Grate fresh nutmeg over top.
Add a cinnamon stick for a festive garnish and cozy aroma.
Note: You can also make your own eggnog for a more homemade version and add bourbon to that. When it comes to raw eggs, I prefer to make my spiked eggnog with store-bought eggnog. Choose whatever seems right for you.
Tips for making this cocktail
What to serve with bourbon eggnog
Make this drink as needed. You can mix a large batch in a pitcher for groups. Mix with a whisk to combine well.
Sure! Try Canadian whiskey or dark rum instead of the bourbon.
Bourbon Eggnog Cocktail
- Milk Frother optional
For the Drink
- 2 oz Bourbon (I like Larceny Kentucky Bourbon)
- 5 oz eggnog
For the Rim
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons frothed eggnog (optional)
- ground nutmeg (optional)
- 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
For the rim
- To rim the glass, coat the rim in water, simple syrup, or my gingerbread syrup recipe. I find syrup works the best.
- Combine the sugar and cinnamon on a plate. Stamp and roll the rim of the glass in the cinnamon sugar to coat it.
For the drink
- In a jar, combine the ice, bourbon, and eggnog. Shake well for about 30 seconds.
- To serve, add ice to the rimmed glass and pour the contents of the jar in.
- To garnish the drink further, froth the additional measurement of eggnog with an electric frother. Pour this on top of the drink and add a cinnamon stick.
Nutritional information is an estimate. Values vary based on products used.
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