Spiked eggnog is a traditional holiday cocktail that’s delicious and easy to make, as long as you use the right ratio of liquor to eggnog.

Glass of spiked eggnog garnished with ground nutmeg and whole cinnamon sticks, Christmas ornament in the background.

Rich, creamy eggnog is a favorite holiday indulgence and adding some booze turns it into a truly decadent, grown-up treat.

This formula for spiked eggnog (we hesitate to call it a recipe) includes both dark rum (or bourbon) and cognac. The combination cuts the richness of the eggnog without adding an overwhelming alcohol flavor.

Spiked Eggnog

Spiked Eggnog

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Spiked eggnog is a traditional holiday cocktail that's easy and delicious if you use the right ratio of liquor to eggnog.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart prepared eggnog
  • 4 ounces dark rum, or bourbon
  • 3 ounces cognac
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  • Stir the eggnog, rum, and cognac together in a pitcher.
  • Pour into six glasses and garnish with a pinch each of ground nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • Add a cinnamon stick if desired.
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