Eggnog White Russian.
Okay I’ve done it! The eggnog white russian is my newest obsession. It sure it.
And it’s all your fault!
When it comes to my Thursday cocktail posts, I plan them out waaaay ahead of time. Like months. Back in the summer, when I was jotting down ideas for holiday cocktails, an eggnog white Russian was on the list for this week.
Apparently I couldn’t wrap my brain around it, because as the week got closer and closer, it didn’t sound as appealing to me. Even though I am OBSESSED with eggnog lattes. For some reason, I was thinking that the eggnog white Russian would have to include eggnog, kahlua AND cream. It just seemed WAY too creamy for my liking.
Last week a few of you mentioned that I had to try an eggnog white Russian. That if I loved eggnog lattes so much, replacing the cream with eggnog in a white Russian was brilliance! That I would absolutely love it.
Um, why hadn’t I thought of it THAT way? You guys save my life.
And you were totally right.
This is a pretty good obsession to have, considering it can only last through December. It’s more limited than, say, pumpkin spice, which hangs around for four months. Eggnog is here for, like, sixish weeks which means we can live.it.up.
So last weekend, I made my first! It was amazing.
And I’ll say it again – I don’t enjoy drinking eggnog. No plain eggnog please. I mean, having a sip or two of regular eggnog (and I do mean a sip) is nostalgic for me. My parents would always bring it out when we were putting up the Christmas tree. But drinking a glass seems nearly impossible.
Unless it’s mixed with hot or cold coffee. Then I am alllll over it!
It’s not like I even have to say it, but this is one of those heavier cocktails. It’s not one I would drink before dinner, but if you’re having a fun cocktail party for the holiday season (p.s. go get my playlist here!), it would be perfect. I love it as an after dinner dessert or treat too.
The eggnog is super thick and creamy so you only need a small glass. And serving it over crushed ice is just delicious. It’s almost like a milkshake of sorts.
A very boozy, festive milkshake. For grown ups! BRB. Making one right now.
Eggnog White Russian
- 2 ounces coffee liqueur, like Kahlua
- 1 ounce vanilla vodka
- 2 ounces eggnog
- 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg, for topping
Fill a glass with crushed ice.
In a cocktail shaker, shake the vodka and coffee liqueur together for 20 seconds. pour it over the crushed ice. Pour the eggnog over top and stir. Top with a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg and serve!
Definitely dessert in a glass.