Eggnog Cocktail Recipe

Dan George | Mantitlement

Eggnog Cocktail is the quintessential cocktail for Christmas Eve. Creamy eggnog with amaretto--gorgeous!

Eggnog Cocktail Photo

Eggnog is pretty much the most classic holiday drink there is, don’t you think? I mean you don’t sit around a bonfire in the fall and sip on some eggnog, right? Or serve it up after a Fourth of July barbecue...

It’s always cracked open during the holiday season. Which is kind of sad, since it’s a really versatile ingredient for making cocktails. There’s so many different variations to create depending on which type of booze is your favorite. Booze being the key word – I’m not sure I understand why anyone drinks eggnog without adding the booze.

Eggnog can be a base for almost any liquor you like to drink. Bourbon (of course) whiskey, rum, Bailey’s or Kahlúa. All of these are excellent options, it just depends on what you like. For me, it was amaretto. I love the nutty flavor that amaretto adds to drinks, especially eggnog.

Or if you like, you can choose to bake with your eggnog, like with these eggnog cookies and eggnog cupcakes, but today we’re making cocktails!

Eggnog Cocktail Picture

You can make the base for these eggnog cocktails ahead of time and keep them in a pitcher in an ice bucket. I like to shake up each glass in a cocktail shaker before serving, and then garnish with a cinnamon stick. You don’t have to shake each one up but there’s something about those icy crystals that you get from a cocktail shaker that make a chilled drink taste the best.

If you really want to get fancy for your holiday party you can put out different topping for your eggnog cocktails like fresh nutmeg, whipped cream, cherries or chocolate and caramel syrup…or all of it!

Guest can shake up their drink and then garnish as they choose. Instead of a champagne bar you can make an eggnog cocktail bar – what could be more festive for your holiday party than that?

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Eggnog Cocktail Recipe

  1 Servings


  • 1 ounce Amaretto
  • 1 ounce Vodka
  • 2 ounces Eggnog
  • pinch of Nutmeg, Or cinnamon


  1. Shake the eggnog, amaretto and vodka in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a low-ball glass and garnish with cinnamon or nutmeg on top.


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Author: Dan George
Recipe Yields: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 32
Calories 247

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 30mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 15g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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