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GINGERBREAD EGGNOG COCKTAIL WITH RUM


Two coupe glasses filled with the eggnog and rum cocktail. Both glasses are garnished with a star-shaped gingerbread cookie.

Tis the season for festive beverages, and this gingerbread eggnog and rum cocktail is sure to be a new holiday season favorite! This easy cocktail recipe is made with homemade gingerbread simple syrup, store bought eggnog, and rum and comes together quickly.


If you’ve been looking for new cocktails for the holidays, want to have a signature Christmas cocktail to serve to family and friends, or just love a good boozy nog - this is the holiday cocktail for you!


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Level of difficulty: Easy.

Flavor: Eggnog with a hint of warm holiday spices.

Time: It will take you less than 5 minutes to prepare this eggnog drink recipe.


Ingredients needed for this eggnog drink recipe: store bought eggnog and rum and homemade simple syrup

INGREDIENTS NEEDED


Store bought eggnog

Gingerbread syrup - get the recipe here

White Rum aka Clear Rum

Ice (for shaking)


WHAT’S THE BEST RUM FOR EGGNOG?


You have a few rum options for making a good boozy eggnog:

  • White Rum: white or clear rum has a very light flavor and a mild sweetness, allowing the gingerbread spices and eggnog to shine - this is the type of rum I use and recommend for this recipe.

  • Gold Rum: gold or amber rum is a medium-bodied option which would be suitable for this gingerbread eggnog cocktail if you don’t mind the rum shining through a little more.

  • Spiced Rum: since we are adding warm winter spices to our eggnog cocktail with the gingerbread syrup, spiced rum isn’t your best choice for this drink. However, if you are going to just spike eggnog with rum, using a spiced rum may be enjoyable for you.


WHAT SHOULD I SERVE THIS EGGNOG COCKTAIL IN?


I recommend using a coupe or martini glass for your gingerbread eggnog cocktails. Don’t have one of these? No problem! Serve in a lowball glass, white wine glass, or get cozy and rock a Christmas mug full of boozy eggnog.


close up of a fancy glass filled with this gingerbread eggnog cocktail with rum recipe. The glass is garnished with a star-shaped gingerbread cookie.

OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE THIS GINGERBREAD EGGNOG COCKTAIL RECIPE


  1. Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until chilled (about 15 seconds).

  2. Divide between two serving glasses

  3. Option to top with a dash of ground cinnamon or nutmeg, or garnish with a gingerbread cookie.

  4. Drink and enjoy!


EXPERT TIPS


Select an eggnog that you enjoy drinking on it’s own. Not all store bought eggnog is created equal. Select an eggnog that you like drinking on it’s own for your gingerbread eggnog and rum cocktail.


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