This spiked eggnog recipe is the perfect adult beverage for celebrating the holidays! It’s an easy mix of eggnog, rum, and warm spices.
I’ve discovered that people are either eggnog drinkers or they are very much NOT eggnot drinkers.
It seems to be one of those love it or hate it types of foods/drinks.
My kids fall firmly in the LOVE IT category and I seem to always have a container of eggnog in the fridge.
They don’t drink the spiked eggnog, but my husband and I sure do.
This classic cocktail can be made by the glass or by the pitcher – instructions for both are down in the recipe card!
Either way, this is basically a glass full of holiday cheer and who doesn’t want that in their lives? 🙂
Eggnog – I’m keeping things easy and just using some store bought eggnog, but you could totally make your own. This easy homemade eggnog looks perfect!
Rum – The perfect way to liven up your holiday party. It doesn’t take much! Use your favorite brand here. We prefer spiced rum.
Spice – Just some ground cinnamon and nutmeg. We like to also add a whole cinnamon stick.
What We Love About This Recipe!
This drink is about as simple as it gets, but it’s a classic for a reason! Warm and cozy, both from the rum and the spices, this drink is perfect for a cold winter night!
How to Make:
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Mix: This is a pretty simple mixed drink recipe which will start with some store bought eggnog and your preferred brand of rum. Mix these together in a lowball glass.
Spice: When you’ve combined the eggnog and rum you can start adding the spice. Just a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg will add even more warmth to this alcoholic eggnog cocktail!
If it seems like the rum or other alcohol is floating on top, you need to continue stirring. The eggnog is pretty thick so it takes some time for it all to mix together.
Serve: I also like to add in a cinnamon stick for looks and to a little more flavor. That’s it, you can serve up your holiday spiked eggnog!
We prefer a dark spiced rum, but clear rum will also work. It’s up to you!
Yes! Brandy or bourbon are also good choices for spiked eggnog recipes.
If you’ve either got a holiday party or you just really like alcoholic eggnog you can make a whole pitcher by using a gallon of eggnog and 3 1/2 cups of rum. Add spices to taste.
MORE HOLIDAY RECIPES!
- Christmas Sangria
- Christmas Sugar Cookies
- Christmas Crunch Bars
- Peanut Butter Oreo Christmas Cookie Bars
- Christmas Crack
- 7 oz eggnog
- 1 ½ oz spiced rum
- 1 dash cinnamon
- 1 dash nutmeg
- 1 cinnamon stick optional
- Stir together the eggnog and rum in a low ball glass.
- Sprinkle with the cinnamon and nutmeg on the top of the eggnog.
- Add in the cinnamon stick and enjoy.