Eggnog doesn’t have to be boozy. But isn’t it better when it is? It’s also more historically accurate. So this year, learn from the past and give your eggnog a boozy kick with these seven spiked recipes.
1. Homemade Eggnog
This extra-tipsy nog is made with not one, not two, but three spirits: bourbon, dark rum and brandy.
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2. Sticky Toffee Pudding Eggnog
Eben Freeman's foamy interpretation of eggnog—infused with the sweet, caramelly flavors of sticky toffee pudding, a British favorite—is halfway between a drink and a dessert. "It's thick enough to eat with a spoon," he says. "So was classic eggnog."
3. Irish Flip
This rich, eggnog-like flip gets a healthy slug of Irish whiskey.
4. Foggy Dew
Mixologist Jack McGarry combines raisiny Pedro Ximenez sherry, Jamaican rum and Irish whiskey to create his take on eggnog.
5. Fernet & Jerry
This Italian take on a warm, eggnog-like cocktail is spiked with lightly bitter, aromatic Fernet-Branca.
6. Tom & Jerry
This classic 19th-century eggnog is spiked with aged rum and Cognac and served hot.
Made with coconut milk, rum and cinnamon, this is a brighter, Latin-inspired take on eggnog.