Hook me up to an IV of eggnog – I love this stuff.
Eggnog is my official holiday drink. It was always our family’s tree decorating tradition when I was growing up as a kid. It was a HUGE deal. I still drink it every Christmas to this day. I guess it’s a nostalgic tradition at this point, however I still love the taste.
So with Christmas right around the corner, I thought I would introduce the eggnog holiday cocktail (this is a little different than what I was drinking when I was 7—that variation used whiskey. KIDDING). The eggnog cocktail consists of chilled eggnog, baileys/Irish cream, and vanilla vodka, sprinkled with ground cinnamon. Tis the season in a glass. The eggnog cocktail tastes like a creamy, frothy twist of chocolate and vanilla ice cream.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. But Shawn, what if I’m not a huge fan of eggnog like you? I think you should try it anyway. The eggnog flavor is not overly present and simply adds a hint of creamy vanilla flavor. So it’s much more than just sipping on spiked eggnog. If you need more convincing, Patty was never an eggnog drinker and now she’s a true believer.
Serve on the rocks or straight up in a glass—this is entirely up to you. Just don’t forget to shake it up.
- 2 ounces eggnog
- 2 ounces baileys
- 1 ounce vanilla vodka
- cinnamon garnish
- Combine all ingredients except for the cinnamon in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake vigorously and strain into an old fashioned glass with large ice cubes (or straight up).
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.