10 Eggnog cocktail recipes for the 2021 festive season

by John Griffith

Christmas is almost here, but since the festive season has officially begun, we believe it is high time we start celebrating. We don’t have to wait until it is December 24th to start getting into the spirit. And what better way to get into the spirit, then with some tasty spirits. The drink everyone enjoys throughout December has found itself the source of lots of imagination. People have been experimenting with the classic recipe, which is why we’ve decided to share with you 10 different eggnog cocktail recipes, which are going to satisfy every taste. What’s more, you have plenty of time until Christmas to try each one, so that the best one will be served to your family and friends on Christmas Eve. Plus, we have some non-alcoholic recipes for the young ones around you!

Enjoy these delicious eggnog recipes with your loved ones

eggnog cocktail in two martini glasses

Classic eggnog cocktail recipe


  • 2 cups eggnog, cold
  • 1/2 cup brandy, chilled
  • 1/2 cup almond flavores liqueur
  • 3 scoops frozen vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ground cinnamon
  • coarse sparkly sugar


  1. Place the sugar on a plate and dip the rim of a martini glass first in water, then into the sugar.
  2. Mix the eggnog, brandy, ice cream, almond liqueur and nutmeg in a blender.
  3. Pour into the sugar rimmed martini glasses, garnish with ground cinnamon and enjoy!

Source: A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

Do you fancy some brandy?

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Eggnog recipe with brandy


  • 1 oz brandy
  • 1 1/4 oz milk
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • grated nutmeg


  1. Add the brandy, milk, simple syrup and egg yolk to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously.
  2. Then, fill the shaker with ice and shake again for about 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.

Source: The Spruce Eats

Time for something tasty and delicious

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Eggnog mudslide recipe


  • 1 part Kahlua
  • 1 part vodka
  • 2 parts eggnog
  • whipped cream
  • ground nutmeg


  1. Add the Kahlua, vodka and eggnog to a cocktail shaker, filled with ice. Shake vigurously.
  2. Strain into the glasses and top with whipped cream.
  3. Garnish with ground nutmeg and enjoy.

Source: Lemon Tree Dwelling

Do you like your eggnog more creamy or not?

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Creamy eggnog cocktail recipe


  • 1 oz Amaretto
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 2 oz eggnog
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • caramel sauce


  1. Add the Amaretto, vodka and eggnog to a cocktail shaker, filled with ice. Shake well.
  2. Dip the rim of a low ball glass into the caramel sauce.
  3. Strain the eggnog into the glass and garnish with cinnamon.

Source: Food Fanatic

Gingerbread are definitely a must have for Christmas

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Gingerbread eggnog recipe


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup bourbon
  • 1.5 oz spiced rum
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • whipped cream
  • ground cinnamon
  • gingerbread cookie


  1. In a saucepan, over medium heat, heat the heavy cream and milk until steaming, then add all the spices and the vanilla extract. Simmer, without boiling.
  2. In a bowl whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until creamy.
  3. Temper by slowly adding small amounts of the milk to the egg yolks while whisking. Keep adding until both mixtures have combined.
  4. Transfer back into a saucepan and bring to a simmer until the temperature reaches 160F.
  5. Chill, then add the rum and bourbon. Garnish with whipped cream, ground cinnamon and a gingerbread cookie.

Source: Healthy Little Peach

Sweetness and mintiness in a glass

chocolate peppermint eggnog recipe with candy cane

Chocolate peppermint eggnog recipe


  • 4 large pasteurized eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloved
  • 3 oz peppermint schnapps
  • 3 oz creme de cacao
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • chocolate shavings
  • candy cane


  1. Place the eggs into a blender and blend at medium speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Gradually add sugar and blend for 20 seconds.
  3. Then, add the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, peppermint schnapps, creme de cacao, heavy cream and milk. Blend for 30 seconds.
  4. Refrigerate, then pour into glasses and garnish with chocolate shavings and a candy cane on the side of the glass.

Source: Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

Eggnog recipe for the little ones

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Non-alcoholic eggnog recipe


  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder


  1. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, egg yolks, sugar and salt.
  2. Heat the milk and heavy cream on medium heat in a saucepan. Once they begin to steam, remove from heat.
  3. Mix the egg mixture with the milk and cream and transfer it back to the saucepan. Cook on medium heat until it thickens.
  4. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well and strain into a container. Let it chill.
  5. In a bowl whip the remaining cream with a hand mixer and slowly pour in the eggnog. Keep whisking until creamy.
  6. Pour into a glass and garnish with nutmeg, cinnamon and lemon zest.

Source: Licious

Naturally, there is a recipe for all of our vegan friends out there

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Vegan eggnog cocktail recipe


  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water overnight and drained
  • 2 1/2 cup water
  • 4 medjool dates
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 4 oz bourbon


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Blend for about a minute until smooth.
  2. Chill, then pour into a glass and garnish with ground cinnamon.

Source: Choosing Chia

Don’t worry, we’ve prepared even more tasty recipes

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Frosty eggnog recipe – perfect for Christmas


  • 1 1/2 oz rum
  • 3/4 oz creme de cacao
  • 3 oz eggnog
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • whipped cream
  • cinnamon
  • sugar


  1. Add the eggnog, rum, creme de cacao and vanilla ice cream to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a plate. Dip the rim of a parfait glass into water, then into the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  3. Pour the eggnog into the glass and top with whipped cream.

Source: Crystal Creamery

And now the time has come for the last recipe, but it is worth it, we promise!

eggnog cocktail with peppermint cinnamon

Peppermint eggnog recipe


  • 6 large pasteurized egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peppermint schnapps
  • 1 cup peppermint vodka
  • crushed peppermint candy
  • corn syrup


  1. Bring the milk, heavy cream and vanilla to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Do not boil!
  2. In a bowl whisk the egg yolks and sugar together.
  3. Gradually add the milk and cream mixture, while whisking until fully combined.
  4. Pour back into the saucepan and cook for about 10 minutes over low heat until it thickens.
  5. Remove from heat and add in the vodka and schnapps. Let cool.
  6. Place the crushed peppermint candy into a plate and the corn syrup in another plate.
  7. Dip the rim of a glass first into the corn syrup, then into the crushed candy.
  8. Pour the eggnog into the glass and enjoy!

Source: Mantitlement

Now that you’ve got all of the recipes, we are going to let you enjoy these tasty looking eggnog cocktails

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John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.