Boozy Eggnog Cocktail

This Boozy Eggnog Cocktail takes store-bought eggnog and kicks it up a notch with added brandy, amaretto, and freshly ground nutmeg. This cocktail is sure to be a hit at any holiday celebration or Christmas party.

eggnog cocktail in a martini glass with alcohol and fresh nutmeg
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The great eggnog debate, usually people either love it or hate it. I’m an eggnog lover through and through. I always have been and now as an adult, I like to enjoy my eggnog with a little extra kick.

The great thing about this Eggnog Cocktail is that you can serve it shaken up cold or nice and hot. I add a little milk to my eggnog since the store-bought eggnogs tend to be pretty thick. This is purely optional. And, as I mentioned, with a little freshly ground nutmeg on top this drink smells as good as it tastes.

Ingredients Needed for a Boozy Eggnog Cocktail

  • brandy
  • amaretto
  • eggnog
  • milk (optional if you don’t want a thick cocktail)
  • freshly grated nutmeg
  • whipped cream (optional)
  • cinnamon stick for garnish
boozy eggnog ingredients and a nutmeg grinder

How to Make an Eggnog Cocktail

Add all of the cocktail ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 20-30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass. Grate nutmeg over the top and serve immediately.

eggnog cocktail in a martini glass

How to Make a Warm Eggnog Cocktail

Warm the eggnog in a saucepan over medium heat. You want it to be hot, but not boiling (you can also microwave the eggnog in a microwave-safe mug for 1-2 minutes depending on your microwave). Once hot, pour the eggnog and liquors into a mug or heat-safe glass. Stir gently, top with whipped cream and nutmeg, and serve immediately.

boozy eggnog with whipped cream  and nutmeg

Other Alcohol to Make Eggnog Boozy

Another thing I love about eggnog is it actually pairs well with many different alcohols. Here are a few to try:

  • whiskey
  • vanilla vodka
  • Tuaca
  • scotch
  • Irish cream
  • coffee liqueur

Best Tools for the Job

Making cocktails at home is fun but you need the right tools for the job. Check out my post for a List of Bar Tools that will help you decide what you need. I’ve also included a few options below as well as my favorite nutmeg grinder.

Other Festive Cocktail Recipes to Check Out

boozy eggnog with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick

Boozy Eggnog Cocktail

This Boozy Eggnog Cocktail takes store-bought eggnog and kicks it up a notch with added brandy, amaretto, and freshly ground nutmeg.
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • measuring jigger
  • cocktail shaker
  • nutmeg grater or microplane
  • cocktail glass

Ingredients

  • 1 oz brandy
  • ½ oz amaretto
  • 2 oz eggnog
  • 1-2 oz milk (optional for a less thick drink)
  • freshly grated nutmeg
  • whipped cream (optional)
  • cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

Cold Boozy Eggnog Cocktail

  • Add all of the cocktail ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 20-30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass. Top with whipped cream if desired and grate fresh nutmeg over the top. Serve immediately.
    boozy eggnog ingredients

Warm Boozy Eggnog Cocktail

  • Warm the eggnog in a saucepan over medium heat. You want it to be hot, but not boiling (you can also microwave the eggnog in a microwave-safe mug for 1-2 minutes depending on your microwave). Once hot, pour the eggnog and liquors into a mug or heat-safe glass. Stir gently, top with whipped cream and nutmeg, and serve immediately.
    top of boozy eggnog

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

warm eggnog cocktail with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick
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