Recipe for eggnog spiked with bourbon.

Bourbon Holiday Eggnog Recipe


If you enjoy a creamy beverage, you need to give my Bourbon Holiday Eggnog recipe a try! Eggnog is another love/hate beverage that people have pretty strong feelings about.  During the holidays I always pick some up, and I always serve it with bourbon!

What’s the best recipe for eggnog?

I don’t make my own, I’ll be honest.  I pick up my favorite flavors in the store and use it as a base for boozy holiday cocktails.  Howver; there are still many people out there who make this creamy, milky treat from scratch! A traditional eggnong recipe contains milk, eggs, and spices.  Homemade eggnog is probably not something I’d venture into, so I’ll hand over the specifics to someone with experience for making homemade eggnog, the girls over at The Tastes of Lizzy T.

Is bourbon good in eggnog?

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You betcha it is! Bourbon is what has traditionally been mixed with eggnog for many, many years! However; you need to be careful to choose a good one.  

How to choose a good bourbon:

Did you know that bourbon is whiskey made from corn? It’s American whiskey! Personally, I have enjoyed Breckenridge.  And although many people will tell you that it doesn’t matter what one you choose when mixing it with eggnog, I’d have to disagree.  You need to enjoy the taste on it’s own if you are using it in a cocktail you are serving to guests.  

What is the best eggnog cocktail recipe?

This one! It’s easy, it’s full of Christmas spirit, and it’s a super recipe for a crowd!

How to make a spiked holiday eggnog with bourbon

What’s are the ingredients in the Bourbon Holiday Cocktail recipe?

1 litre of eggnog (any flavor will do – I know, crazy)

6 oz bourbon

Pinch of apple spice

Does the recipe get any easier than that?

How to make a Bourbon Holiday Cocktail:

Pour the eggnog into a glass pitcher.

Add bourbon

Top with a pinch of apple pie spice on top of each glass after it’s poured.

Come on.  Seriously. Merry Christmas to you for making entertaining so easy!

How to make a spiked eggnog cocktail - Bourbon Holiday Eggnog

Bourbon Holiday Eggnog Recipe

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This traditional spiked eggnog recipe is so easy to make it'll have you enjoying your own party in no time!


  • 1 litre of eggnog (any flavor)
  • 6 oz bourbon
  • Pinch of apple pie spice


  1. Pour eggnog into a glass pitcher
  2. Add bourbon
  3. Top with a pinch of apple pie spice on top of each glass after poured.


Add cinnamon sticks as a stirrer for even more holiday flavor!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 666Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 317mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 0gSugar: 43gProtein: 24g

Looking to make the holidays even easier? 

You need to check out my new ebook – Holiday Sips.  It takes the overwhelm out of figuring out what drinks and appetizers to serve this holiday by pairing them for you!

More holiday cocktails:

Pumpkin Pie Martini Recipe

Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipe

Classic Brandy Alexander Cocktail

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