Don’t be afraid to serve an eggnog cocktail at your next holiday gathering. You don’t have to do crazy work over the stove or worry about raw eggs. There’s another option and I’m sharing this EASY holiday cocktail hack. My 2-Minute Bourbon Spiked Eggnog recipe will make your spirit brighter, without any extra hassle.
We always have a few things on hand, like cranberry juice and eggnog, during the holiday season. They’re great when you just want to throw together a quick festive cocktail. I’m all about keeping things stupid easy during Christmastime. If something is too overwhelming for you, don’t even bother with it. If there’s a shortcut option, like this Bourbon Spiked Eggnog – use it to your advantage!
Looking for more Christmas cocktail recipes? I’ve got you covered! Mint Cranberry Mojito is a refreshing drink option. Pumpkin Spice Margaritas are awesome if you live somewhere that has a warm holiday season. Whiskey Apple Cider Punch will serve a crowd.
How Make Bourbon Spiked Eggnog (The Easy Way)
You don’t even need a cocktail shaker to make this, just a pitcher and your favorite bourbon. There are two reasons why this a safer eggnog to drink:
- You aren’t using raw eggs to make your own.
- You’re using a store-bought pasteurized eggnog, so there’s far less risk.
I also like to serve my eggnog in some nice clear glasses. You can add a festive touch with cinnamon sticks for garnish if you’d like. Want to make a big batch for a party? You can certainly make several batches by doubling it, then add them to a pitcher. Keep the pitcher in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Buying Bourbon For Bourbon Spiked Eggnog
There are so many varieties of bourbon at liquor stores. It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed when you see all of the choices. On top of that there are industry terminology on the bottles to double your confusion. To be bourbon it must be produced in the United States, 51% corn and aged in a barrel.
There are so many different options and you can check out a guide to buying bourbon, but it boils down to your budget and what you prefer. Since you’re mixing it with eggnog, you can definitely get away with a cheaper bourbon. The only thing that matters is what you think of the bourbon that’s inside the bottle – not the label itself.
What You’ll Need To Make Bourbon Spiked Eggnog:
- Store-Bought Eggnog (regular)
- Optional: Cinnamon Sticks and Nutmeg (for garnish)
- 6 Cups Chilled Store-Bought Eggnog
- 6 oz Bourbon
- Optional: Cinnamon Sticks & Nutmeg For Garnish, Ice
- 1. Mix eggnog and bourbon together, in a pitcher. Serve over ice.
- 2. Top with a pinch of nutmeg and cinnmaon stick - if desired!