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Holiday Spiked Eggnog

As the holiday season rolls around, there’s no better way to elevate your festivities than with a classic and indulgent treat. This Spiked Eggnog takes the rich, creamy essence of traditional eggnog and adds a spirited twist.

spiked eggnog in a glass with cinnamon

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What Type of Liquor to Use

  • Rum
  • Bourbon
  • Brandy
  • Whiskey
  • Cognac
  • Irish Cream Liqueur
  • Amaretto
  • Coconut Rum
rum and eggnog in separate glass cups

Flavor Options

  • Spices: Sprinkle some nutmeg, cinnamon, or a bit of cloves on top. You can also infuse the eggnog with these spices by heating it gently with them and then straining before serving.
  • Extracts: Add a splash of vanilla extract or almond extract to enhance the flavor profile.
  • Fruit Zest: Grate a bit of orange or lemon zest on top for a citrusy twist.
  • Whipped Cream: Top your eggnog with flavored whipped cream, such as cinnamon or nutmeg whipped cream, for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Sweeteners: If you like it sweeter, consider adding a drizzle of caramel or a sprinkle of brown sugar on top.
cinnamon and nutmeg in a white bowl

How to Make Spiked Eggnog

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Add 1-2 ounces of alcohol to 2 glasses. Pour in the eggnog and stir.
  2. Taste the spiked eggnog and adjust the sweetness or alcohol content to your liking. You can add more spirits if desired.
  3. Top with cinnamon and nutmeg.
spiked eggnog in a glass with cinnamon

Can You Make it Ahead of Time/How to Store

You can make the drink no more than a day or two in advance of when you plan to serve it. This ensures that it remains fresh and flavorful. Store it in the fridge tightly covered and sealed.

The eggnog will likely separate over time due to the alcohol content. If this happens, simply give it a good stir or shake before serving.

Freezing

I don’t recommend freezing. The texture of dairy-based products, such as milk and cream, change when frozen and thawed. This may result in a less desirable consistency, and the eggnog could become grainy or separated.

spiked eggnog in a glass with cinnamon

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spiked eggnog in a glass with cinnamon
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Holiday Spiked Eggnog

As the holiday season rolls around, there's no better way to elevate your festivities than with a classic and indulgent treat. This Spiked Eggnog takes the rich, creamy essence of traditional eggnog and adds a spirited twist.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cocktails
Calories 181kcal
Author Brandi Crawford

Ingredients

  • 3-4 ounces Brandy rum, bourbon, or whiskey Adjust to taste
  • 6 ounces eggnog Adjust to taste.
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • Add 1-2 ounces of alcohol to 2 glasses. Pour in the eggnog and stir.
  • Taste the spiked eggnog and adjust the sweetness or alcohol content to your liking. You can add more spirits if desired.
  • Top with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Notes

You can triple, quadruple, etc the ingredients used in the recipe to make it for a crowd.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g
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