17 Eggnog Cocktails That Will Convert Your Tastebuds This Holiday
Eggnog gets a bad rap for being hot cocoa’s less desirable cousin, but we’re here to argue its case. The drink—a decadent elixir made from cream, sugar, whipped egg whites and egg yolks—is sweet, silky and tastes pretty darn close to melted ice cream. (Come on: The old-school milk punch has been part of the holiday zeitgeist since the 1700s, so there must be something redeeming about it.) If you’re not convinced, spiking your glass with a bit of booze to cut the sweetness might just turn you into a believer. On that note, here are 17 eggnog cocktails that are bound to impress at Christmas cocktail hour.
3. Spiked Eggnog Italian Soda
Aged rum stars in this refreshing eggnog-inspired bev. Instead of using eggnog as a base, chilled club soda flavored with Italian eggnog syrup takes centerstage.
7. Eggnog White Russian
The original cocktail calls for vodka, coffee liqueur and cream. Here, eggnog takes over for cream before the drink is topped with whipped cream and nutmeg.
9. Homemade Eggless Eggnog
If the whole raw egg thing freaks you out, look no further than this egg-free alternative. What’s really important is the spirits (here, dark rum or bourbon) anyway.
13. Santa’s Magic Potion
Who knew Saint Nick was so into Irish cream? Feel free to substitute (or add) RumChata, amaretto, cognac or bourbon.
16. Chai Eggnog
Rum, brandy or bourbon will taste divine in this dairy-free stunner that’s made with almond and coconut milks. Chai tea bags are steeped in the eggnog, so there’s maximum winter spice in every sip.
17. Boozy Pumpkin Pie Shooters
Just look at those toasted meringue crowns. In case you need more convincing, these shooters are made with vodka and real pumpkin purée.