It’s time to make one more special beverage to celebrate the holiday season. And I can’t think of a better starting point than eggnog, that creamy concoction traditionally served during the holiday season.
This variation combines eggnog and Baileys Irish Cream, plus some vodka for a little extra punch. It’s a little decadent and entirely delicious!
Only 3 Ingredients needed
- Bailey’s Irish Cream
- Whipped vodka
How to make this eggnog and baileys cocktail
This is a very simple drink. Simply add all 3 ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish, if desired, with a shake of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.
Oh, and maybe just a little whipped cream. It is the holidays after all.
You'll notice above that I added a nice rim to the glass. I used a combination of brown sugar and nutmeg and absolutely loved the flavor it added to every sip. Simply delicious!
Alternatively, you can serve it on the rocks. It would make a fantastic beverage to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve.
I mean, the guy’s been working really hard, and I’m sure he’d appreciate a break from all the milk.
It still goes great with cookies. (ideas: cornflake marshmallow wreaths, coconut date balls, and thumbprint cookies)
Best make his a double. 😀 🎅
The most logical question with this is “what is whipped vodka and is there a substitute”. It simply refers to a flavor infused vodka.
Take a whiff, it's an instant reminder of the smell of fresh whipped cream. I use it in my Orange Creamsicle cocktail, and now in this one.
If you need a substitute, try vanilla flavored vodka.
Whichever version you choose, this combination of eggnog and Baileys is the perfect toast to the holiday season!
Did you know?
Most historians agree that the drink now known as eggnog originated from the early medieval British drink called posset. Posset was used as a cold and flu remedy, and consisted of hot milk curdled with wine or ale and flavored with spices.
The 13th century brought the addition of eggs. Eggnog crossed the Atlantic to the USA when we were British colonies.
President George Washington was known to serve an eggnog-like drink to visitors which included rye whiskey, rum and sherry. His recipe reads as follows: “One quart cream, one quart milk, one dozen tablespoons sugar, one pint brandy, ½ pint rye whiskey, ½ pint Jamaica rum, [and] ¼ pint sherry."
The recipe instructs cooks to "mix [the] liquor first, then separate yolks and whites of eggs, add sugar to beaten yolks, mix well. Add milk and cream, slowly beating.
Beat whites of eggs until stiff and fold slowly into mixture. Let set in cool place for several days. Taste frequently.” (Wikipedia)
I think we can all agree that the “taste frequently” part of the recipe is the most important step! 😃
More holiday cocktail ideas
- Baby Yoda Cocktail (ok, not a holiday but so cute!!!)
- Caramel Apple Cider cocktail
Eggnog and Baileys Cocktail
- 1 oz vodka “whipped” flavor
- 2 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
- 4 oz Eggnog
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake well and strain into glass of choice.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
What’s around the rim though?
I describe it in the "how to make" section, it's a combination of nutmeg and brown sugar. I hope you try it!
Now that's what I call an boozy cocktail! Perfect for a boisterous celebration! I will definitely try it out!