A Festive Twist on Classic Christmas Cocktails

Classic Christmas Cocktails

Nothing says the holidays quite like enjoying a glass of rich, creamy eggnog – Christmas Cocktails – the Classic. While the traditional recipe has been a Yuletide staple for generations, we’re putting a fun spin on this classic Christmas cocktail with a tempting twist.

During the busy Christmas season, it’s easy to fall back on tried-and-true favorites. But mixing things up keeps celebrations feeling fresh and exciting for all.

Our signature Spiced Rum Eggnog is a festive update on the usual that’s sure to become a new tradition. With warm holiday spices and a splash of rum, it brings all the cozy comforts of the season in one mug.

The Signature Ingredients

Our eggnog gets its spice from cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. Used sparingly, they enhance the natural creaminess of the eggs and milk without overpowering other flavors. A generous pour of golden rum adds just the right amount of festive warmth.

The Perfectly Sweetened Base

We start with a dairy-rich foundation of heavy cream and milk. A blend of sugars – brown sugar for molasses-y richness and powdered sugar for smoothness – gives it an indulgent sweetness without being too sweet.

A Creamy Alcoholic Twist

A splash of dark rum rounds out the distinct flavors brought by the spices. It enhances the natural egg flavors for a thicker, richer texture than store-bought. With a lower ABV than brandy or whiskey substitutes, rum offers a festive flavor without being overpowering.

Easy Assembly

Toss all ingredients into a blender and puree until frothy and thickened, about 2 minutes. Chill thoroughly before enjoying over ice or heating gently on the stovetop. Garnish mugs with cinnamon sticks or nutmeg gratings for extra holiday flair.


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup dark rum

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Number of servings: About 12 (1/2 cup per serving)
Calories per serving: Approximately 180
Country of origin: The eggnog tradition originated in England and was brought to America by early colonists.

Kitchen Tools

A blender is essential for perfectly blending the rum nog. A fine mesh strainer helps remove any egg bits. Flasks, mugs, or cups make cozy serving vessels on a snowy night.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I make it alcohol-free?
A: Sure! Consider spiking portions individually as preferred.

Q: How long will it keep?
A: Refrigerated, homemade eggnog will last 5-7 days. For a longer storage time, freeze in portioned containers of up to 3 months.

Q: Any substitute for rum?
A: Feel free to use brandy, whiskey, or spiced rum instead. Adjust the amount to your taste.

Q: Can I double the recipe?
A: Yes, just be sure to use a larger blender or puree in batches. Scale all ingredients accordingly.

Q: Will it taste the same when it’s been heated?
A: Heating brings out different notes but stays creamy and comforting. Gently warm on the stovetop and stir occasionally.

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