Eggnog and Baileys Cocktail

Eggnog and Baileys in a martini glass

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 delicious!

Only 3 Ingredients needed

  • Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Eggnog
  • Whipped vodka
ingredients needed for the beverage

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.

Eggnog and Baileys in a martini glass

Oh, and maybe just a little whipped cream. It is the holidays after all.

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.

eggnog and baileys in a rocks galss that says Jingle Juice

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”. Whipped vodka is simply a flavor infused vodka. Take a whiff and you are instantly reminded 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.

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This combination of eggnog and Baileys is the perfect toast to the holiday season!

Eggnog and Baileys in a martini glass
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5 from 23 votes

Eggnog and Baileys Cocktail

The very BEST way to serve eggnog!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Sula


  • 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.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 187mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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. Eggs were added by the 13th century. 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, 1/2 pint rye whiskey, 1/2 pint Jamaica rum, [and] 1/4 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! 😃

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34 thoughts on “Eggnog and Baileys Cocktail

  1. 5 stars
    Great idea! I’m sure this tastes fantastic, and it’s a great way to use leftover eggnog from Christmas.

  2. 5 stars
    Wow this loooks delicious. All these spirits are in our cabinet as well, so that I am going to make some for me and my husband tonight. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 5 stars
    Well now, this holiday cocktail recipe is amazing! I love eggnog – my favorite is actually coconut milk eggnog, which I just discovered this year! I will try it with this recipe and see how it works out. I’m not sure if it will change the consistency or flavor of this cocktail… but there’s one way to find out. 😀 Merry Christmas to you!

  4. 5 stars
    I bet Santa appreciated you making his (or hers or theirs) a double! This looks delicious and whipped vodka sounds like you could drink it with a spoon!

  5. 5 stars
    I LOVE eggnog in any form but this cocktail is definitely one of my favorites! I tried it with vanilla vodka and it was just as delicious. Happy Holidays!

  6. 5 stars
    This cocktail completely epitomises the holiday season – such delicious festive flavours, it’s a real treat!

  7. 5 stars
    This is such a fun holiday cocktail!! Even though Christmas is over, I feel like I’ll be making this all winter long!

  8. 5 stars
    This is a delicious holiday cocktail that’s kinda a dessert too! I’m not a huge fan of eggnog, but in this drink, it’s amazing!

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