Easy Eggnog Cocktail

This Eggnog Cocktail is going to be a hit at your holiday party! An easy, boozy eggnog drink that only takes a few minutes to make!

Want to make this spiked eggnog drink even more amazing? Use our Homemade Amaretto recipe! Of course, store bought is fine too but homemade is extra impressive.

An Eggnog Cocktail is made with eggnog, amaretto and vodka, then rimmed with caramel and garnished with cinnamon.

A Classic Eggnog Recipe

Eggnog is pretty much the most classic holiday drink there is, don’t you think? I mean you don’t sit around a bonfire in the fall and sip on some eggnog, right? Or serve it up after a Fourth of July barbecue?

It’s always cracked open during the holiday season. Which is kind of sad since it’s a really versatile ingredient for making so many different cocktails.

What Kind of Alcohol is in Eggnog?

There’s so many different variations to create depending on which type of booze is your favorite. Booze being the key word – I’m not sure I understand why anyone drinks eggnog without adding the booze…

Eggnog can be a base for almost any liquor you like to drink. Bourbon (of course) whiskey, rum, Bailey’s or Kahlua. All of these are excellent options, it just depends on what you like.

For this eggnog cocktail, I chose was vodka and amaretto. I love the nutty flavor that amaretto adds to drinks, especially eggnog.

How to Make this Easy Eggnog Cocktail

This recipe is so easy to make, partially because it starts with store bought eggnog. Yes! No reason to make your life more difficult by trying to make everything from scratch, especially when you can make an eggnog cocktail as good as this one with half the effort. So are you ready for the instructions?

  1. Rim a cocktail glass with caramel sauce
  2. Shake the eggnog, amaretto and vodka together in a shaker that’s filled halfway with ice.
  3. Strain into your cocktail glass, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.

Yup, that’s it. Enjoy!

Eggnog Recipe FAQs

Can You Make This Eggnog Cocktail Ahead Of Time?

You can definitely make the base for these Eggnog Cocktails ahead of time and keep them in a pitcher in an ice bucket. I like to shake up each glass in a cocktail shaker before serving and then garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Can I Serve this Eggnog Recipe in a Pitcher?

If you just want to serve them in a pitcher, you don’t have to shake each one up individually.  There just is something about those icy crystals that you get from a cocktail shaker that make a creamy martini taste the best. Just multiply this recipe by the number of people you want to serve. Shake up the eggnog, amaretto and vodka and pour into your pitcher. 

How Can I Garnish Eggnog?

Add different rimming options or toppings out if you really want to get festive for your holiday party! Different topping ideas for your eggnog cocktails can include fresh nutmeg, whipped cream, cherries or chocolate and caramel syrup…or all of it!

Guest can shake up their drink and then garnish as they choose. Instead of a champagne bar you can make an eggnog cocktail bar – what could be more festive for your holiday party than that???

Eggnog Cocktail recipe is made with vodka, amaretto and eggnog

Eggnog to me tastes just like a boozy milkshake it it’s made the right way. Here’s a homemade eggnog recipe that I found that I think would make this holiday cocktail even better!

But if you don’t have time in between all the other mad holiday preparations a good store bought eggnog will do just fine.

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Easy Eggnog Cocktail

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x

This delicious, creamy eggnog recipe can be served at any holiday party!



  • 1 ounce Amaretto
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 2 ounces store bought eggnog
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • Caramel sauce for rimming the glass


  1. Rim a cocktail glass with caramel sauce.
  2. Shake the eggnog, Amaretto, vodka, nutmeg and cinnamon together in a shaker filled halfway with ice.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with more cinnamon if desired.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

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13 Responses
  1. Courteney

    Can’t wait to try this recipe on Friday! It looks absolutely delicious and I’m sure it will be a family favorite. Thank you for sharing, I included your recipe on my blog, check it out!

  2. Jeff

    Just made this using Gozio Amaretto, Grey Goose Vodka, and Almondmilk Eggnog (lactose) and it tastes amazing! So glad to have found this.

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