Holiday Cocktail: Egg Nog White Russians

Okay, I have a confession to make.  I really want to love egg nog, but I just can’t enjoy it.  Unless it has booze in it.

*hangs head in shame*

I know that I am not the only one who enjoys an egg nog cocktail – my favorite these days is the wonderful egg nog white russian.  Here’s the recipe.

egg nog cocktail recipes: egg nog white russians

Egg Nog White Russian

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup egg nog (I prefer the “light” versions)
  • 1.5 ounces Kahlua
  • .5 ounces rum

Preparation:

Mix gently and serve over ice with a dash of nutmeg and/or cinnamon on top. Optional: whipped cream.

That is it! Simple and easy. White russians come in many varieties; here are some other experiments for you to try.

  • Egg Nog White Russian Whip: Instead of the splash of rum, add a splash of whipped cream vodka. It’s a wonderful compliment to the Kahlua.
  • Spicy Egg Nog White Russian: Instead of the splash of rum, add a splash of Fireball cinnamon whiskey. (Just a splash, please.) Really brings out those cinnamon notes.

For More Ideas: Carrie’s roundup of milk cocktails can all be “upgraded” to egg nog cocktails. No excuses not to enjoy the nog!

Holiday Cocktail: Egg Nog White Russians