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Is whiskey good with eggnog? Yes whiskey and eggnog make a perfect combination of cream and subtle oak flavors. This cocktail can be made as a single sipper or a full picture for any of your winter holiday get togethers.
What is a whiskey and eggnog?
A whiskey and eggnog comes with the full creamy and decadent flavor of eggnog mixed with the slightly oaky, caramel and vanilla flavors of whiskey as it goes down. This easy little two ingredient cocktail is great for sipping on your own or it can easily be made into an entire picture for a big get together.
Whiskey is a dark flavored liquor that is made from distilled grains. There are several different types of whiskey that vary based on the type of grain used the type of barrel used to age it and how long it’s aged among other factors. You can use whatever whiskey is your favorite for this cocktail.
Some popular whiskey types include Irish whiskey, bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and Scotch.
Irish whiskey is an extremely smooth whiskey made from malt grains that are triple distilled. Use this whiskey if you want a very smooth tasting cocktail.
Bourbon tends to be sweet and also smooth though not as smooth as Irish whiskey. It also typically has hints of caramel and vanilla flavors.
Tennessee whiskey is also smooth and is very similar to bourbon. It tends to have a heavy sweet corn flavor with a little bit of nuttiness mixed in.
Scotch is made from malted barley. It tends to have a smoky, malty fruity flavor.
Eggnog is a combination of eggs, cream, milk, sugar and vanilla. It is a very thick, rich and definite drink that has an almost custard-like flavor and texture. It is typically consumed during the winter holidays.
For this cocktail, you can use either store-bought eggnog or you can make your own eggnog. Making your own eggnog is fairly easy but will make the drink take a little longer to put together.
When to mix this drink up
This whiskey and eggnog is a great cocktail for a multitude of different occasions. Try it out at one of the following:
- Winter get togethers
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas parties
- New Year’s Eve’s parties
Some similar eggnog cocktails are: Fireball and eggnog, brandy and eggnog or rum and eggnog
How to make this drink:
This cocktail is so easy to make. You can use the amounts below to make just one drink. Or multiply them by 5 or 6 to make a whole pitcher for your next get together.
- 2 oz Whiskey
- 4 oz Eggnog
- Cinnamon or Nutmeg
First thing you want to do is gather up your glass, jigger, bar spoon, whiskey, eggnog and cinnamon and nutmeg.
Note: You can use either a rock glass or highball glass for this cocktail. Both work equally well.
Pro tip: to mix this drink you can either do it straight in the glass like we will detail below or you can use a cocktail shaker to shake it up.
Grab your glass and fill it almost to the top with ice.
Take your whiskey as well as your jigger. Use your jigger to measure 2 oz of whiskey and pour it into your glass over the ice.
Take your eggnog as well as your jigger again. Use your jigger to measure 4 oz of eggnog and pour it into your glass with the whiskey and ice.
Pro tip: If you would like to dial up the alcoholic taste and content or dial down alcoholic taste and content you can do this by adjusting the amount of whiskey or eggnog you use. You can either use a little more eggnog to dilute the alcohol but still have a larger drink or you can simply dial the whiskey down to one or one and a half ounces.
Now, we need to get everything mixed together well. Use your bar spoon by inserting it into your glass and giving your drink several stirs.
Take your nutmeg or cinnamon whichever spice you’ve decided to use. Add a few dashes to the top of your drink. Then either give a stir or go straight to enjoying.
Whiskey and Eggnog
- bar spoon
- highball glass or rocks glass
- Hawthorne strainer (optional)
- cocktail shaker (optional)
- 2 oz whiskey
- 4 oz eggnog
- cinnamon or nutmeg (optional garnish)
- As you get started, first make sure you have everything you need to make your drink.Note: You can mix this one up straight in the glass on in a cocktail shaker. Glass mixing directions are in the step by step instructions below.If you want to use a cocktail shaker:FIll it with ice.Add ingredients to shaker.Shake well, put Hawthorne strainer on top and pour into glass.
- Grab your glass and fill it to the top with ice.Note: Rocks glass or highball glass works well for this drink.
- Grab your whiskey and your jigger. Measure 2 oz of whiskey and toss it into your glass.
- Grab your eggnog and your jigger. Measure 4 oz of eggnog and toss it into your glass.
- Grab your bar spoon and mix your drink together well.
- Add several sprinkles of cinnamon or nutmeg on top of your drink.