Easy Eggnog Recipe with Alcohol

Easy Eggnog Recipe with Alcohol

Making an easy eggnog recipe throughout the holiday season can bring you a wealth of comfort.

For those who enjoy sipping this holiday beverage, they enjoy sweet winter sip that can remind them of childhood when they had alcohol-free eggnog with the same spicy notes.

Spiked eggnog is not for everyone. A lot of people are put off by the idea of drinking raw eggs. The egg yolks in eggnog are what help gives it it’s rich, creamy texture. With the added alcohol, the eggs even as raw have a much longer shelf life.

The flavor that often packs the most memorable punch is that nutmeg. You can sprinkle a little nutmeg on your morning coffee, but this spice takes front stage in a different way when it’s in a simple eggnog cocktail.

Apparently, eggnog is a holiday beverage that’s been around for centuries. In fact, George Washington even had his own recipe, which takes quite a bit longer to make because you have to let it sit for a few days.

This easy eggnog recipe uses a modest amount of alcohol, but George Washington’s eggnog recipe is full of different spirits – including rum, brandy, and sherry. The main ingredients of eggs, milk and cream have remained the same over the years.

For the 2022 holiday season, you can make eggnog with this very easy recipe. The trickiest part is separating the eggs into two bowls and then spending some time blending them until they are at the right consistency.

easy eggnog recipe
Eggnog is a traditional holiday drink and is very easy to make.

This simple eggnog cocktail recipe calls for bourbon, but you can also use whiskey for a delicious an easy spiked eggnog drink as well.

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Easy Eggnog Recipe with Alcohol

This easy eggnog cocktail recipe uses the traditional ingredients of cream and milk as well as eggs, bourbon or whiskey and nutmeg.
Prep Time7 minutes
Cook Time9 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Course: Drinks
Servings: 4
Author: Rebecca McClay


  • Hand mixer or mixer
  • 2 large bowls


  • 2 cups Whole milk
  • 1 cup Half and half
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 4 Eggs (separated)
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup Bourbon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  • Separate egg yolks and egg whites into 2 different bowls.
  • Beat egg yolks with sugar and vanilla.
  • Add milk and cream and beat about 3 minutes.
  • Add bourbon, nutmeg and cinnamon and beat briefly.
  • Beat egg whites until peaks stiffen.
  • Combine egg whites into egg yolk-milk mixture, folding gently.
  • Pour into a pitcher or directly into glasses and serve.

Is it Safe to Eat Raw Eggs?

Some people are worried about eating raw eggs because of the risk of getting sick — and for good reason. Although it’s very rare, raw eggs can have Samonella.

In the U.S., eating raw eggs is OK’d by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Just be double sure the eggs are pasteurized, which if you are buying them in the U.S., they most likely are. Make sure your eggs are clean and uncracked.

Can I Use Another Alcohol for Eggnog?

You can use several types of alcohol for your eggnog. Many people like to add bourbon, whiskey or brandy, and some even like to create a vodka eggnog. You can also use a rum like a Jamaican rum for your holiday drink.

Does Vodka and Eggnog Taste Good?

Eggnog with vodka can taste very good, especially if you use a flavored vodka like vanilla and add some amaretto. While most eggnog uses bourbon or whiskey, using vodka will also produce a delicious, sweet drink that is rich and creamy.

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