The Best Eggnog Cocktail

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This creamy eggnog cocktail is the perfect drink to serve at your next holiday gathering. Easy to make, this cocktail recipe can be made in less than 5 minutes.

Short glass of eggnog.


You know it’s officially the holiday season when you can find eggnog on the grocery store shelves. A cold, tall glass can really put you in the holiday spirit.

There are many different recipes for eggnog, some non-alcoholic and some with a boozy twist. The thick, creamy drink pairs well with a variety of different liquors but for this cocktail we are using Baileys Irish Cream and Vanilla Vodka.

Ingredients needed for this cocktail

This boozy eggnog drink is made with just a few simple ingredients, including store bought eggnog.

Eggnog – Make your own with this traditional eggnog recipe or use your favorite store bought.

Baileys Irish cream – This is a popular cream liqueur that’s flavored with Irish whiskey, cocoa, and cream.

Vanilla vodka – This adds an extra layer of vanilla flavor. You can substitute with plain or caramel vodka.

Ground Cinnamon and Nutmeg – Used to add a warm spice and garnish the cocktail. You could also use a cinnamon stick.

Vanilla vodka, baileys, eggnog, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

How to make an eggnog cocktail

Step one: To make this spiked eggnog drink, fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in vodka, Baileys, and eggnog.

Step two: Close the shaker and shake for 5-10 seconds.

Step three: Pour through a strainer into a cocktail glass. Sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon and serve cold.

Shaker with vodka, baileys, eggnog.

Recipe tips

  • Make sure the eggnog is chilled. For an extra cool drink you can also prechill the vodka and Baileys.
  • Serve in a short cocktail glass or even a martini glass. It can be served over ice or straight up.
  • If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, fill a larger glass with ice, add ingredients and give it a good stir.
  • Want even more creaminess? Try topping with a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Store any leftovers in a sealed, airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Can I serve this eggnog drink in a pitcher or punch bowl?

You can easily make a big batch of this for a party and serve it in a pitcher or punch bowl. Multiply the ingredients by the amount of guests you are serving.

It even can be made about 1 day ahead of time, just give it a shake or a stir before serving.

What alcohol goes with eggnog?

If you don’t love vodka you can replace it with a different kind of alcohol like whiskey, dark rum, amaretto, or bourbon which all mix well with eggnog.

Glass of eggnog and cinnamon stick.

More easy holiday cocktails

Glass of eggnog.
5 from 1 vote

Eggnog Cocktail

By Heather
The best eggnog cocktail with Baileys and vodka is the perfect drink to serve at your next holiday gathering.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink


  • 3 ounces eggnog
  • 2 ounces Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka or dark rum, whiskey, or bourbon
  • cinnamon a sprinkle for garnish
  • nutmeg a sprinkle for garnish


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in eggnog, Baileys, and vodka.
  • Shake for 5-10 seconds and then pour through strainer into a glass. (You can serve over ice or without ice.)
  • Top the drink with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg.



Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 94mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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