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Bourbon Eggnog Cocktail

Bourbon Eggnog Cocktail. Spiked Eggnog Recipe with Bourbon Whiskey and garnished with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Spiked Bourbon Eggnog

Make your holidays even happier with this eggnog cocktail. Deck the halls and spike your eggnog with bourbon whiskey for a fa-la-la-la good time.

Best Bourbon for Eggnog

A good 100-proof bourbon makes a fantastic spiked eggnog recipe. We recommend the following bourbons for your eggnog cocktail.

  • Henry McKenna Bottled in Bond
  • 1792 Bottled In Bond

For 100-proof bottles of bourbon look for “Bottled in Bond” on the label.

For lower-proof bourbons, we recommend the following.

Spiked Eggnog

Ingredients Bourbon Eggnog

  • Store-bought eggnog or homemade eggnog.
  • Bourbon
  • Ground Cinnamon and/or Ground Nutmeg

For store-bought eggnog, we recommend Southern Comfort Vanilla Spiced Eggnog.

Spiked Eggnog

How to Make A Bourbon Eggnog

Take a chilled glass and pour eggnog and bourbon. Stir until blended.

Next, add any or all the garnishes.

Photographed the bourbon eggnog is garnished with a cinnamon stick, ground cinnamon, and freshly grated nutmeg.

Bourbon Eggnog

Spiked Eggnog Variations

Eggnog and whiskey is great but here are some variations to take it up a notch.

  • Add different liquor to your eggnog. Rye, brandy, or rum are all types of liquors you can put in your eggnog.
  • Add ice to your eggnog cocktail.
  • Top with whipped cream.

How Much Bourbon to add to Eggnog?

This will come down to the bourbon’s proof and your personal taste. If you are using 100 proof or higher bourbon start with 1 oz. bourbon to 5 oz. eggnog. Then adjust from there. In the recipe card below this is the ratio used.

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Bourbon Eggnog

Bourbon Eggnog

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Spiked Eggnog with Bourbon Whiskey and garnished with cinnamon and nutmeg.


  • 5 oz. store-bought eggnog
  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg


  1. In a chilled glass add eggnog and bourbon then stir.
  2. Sprinkle the top with ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve.


Variations for Spiked Bourbon Eggnog

  1. Add ice to your cocktail to keep it cold. 
  2. Our favorite eggnog is Southern Comfort Vanilla Spiced Eggnog. 
  3. Add more or less bourbon to taste. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 7g

All amounts are estimates and DailyAppetite takes no responsibility for actual figures since calculations vary by packaging and supplier.

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