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Spiked Eggnog with Amaretto and Spiced Rum – Wondering what to do with your eggnog? Making this EASY three-ingredient spiked eggnog cocktail recipe is the PERFECT idea! Smooth, rich and creamy with warm hints of cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla from the spiced rum and almond from the amaretto. Spiked eggnog will be a hit at your Christmas parties and New Years Eve party! Instructions on how to make a large batch or pitcher are provided.

Spiked Eggnog with Amaretto and Spiced Rum - Wondering what to do with your eggnog? Making this EASY three-ingredient spiked eggnog cocktail recipe is the PERFECT idea! Smooth, rich and creamy with warm hints of cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla from the spiced rum and almond from the amaretto. Spiked eggnog will be a hit at your Christmas parties and New Years Eve party! Instructions on how to make a large batch or pitcher are provided.

Easy Spiked Eggnog Recipe

There are some people who absolutely adore eggnog, and then others who are very much indifferent.

If you are one of those people who happen to love eggnog, or if you bought a carton of eggnog and you’re the only one in the house who’s been working on it and you have a fair amount yet to use, this fun and festive spiked eggnog cocktail recipe is the perfect way to enjoy your eggnog.

Spiked Eggnog with Amaretto and Spiced Rum - Wondering what to do with your eggnog? Making this EASY three-ingredient spiked eggnog cocktail recipe is the PERFECT idea! Smooth, rich and creamy with warm hints of cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla from the spiced rum and almond from the amaretto. Spiked eggnog will be a hit at your Christmas parties and New Years Eve party! Instructions on how to make a large batch or pitcher are provided.

My spiked eggnog cocktail is made with two liqueurs:

  1. Amaretto which adds lovely almond and vanilla notes, along with a sweeter essence. I just love the smell of amaretto! Trivia – The first drink I ever ordered legally in a bar was, of all things, was an amaretto sour, which is not a common choice for 21 year olds, but I have always had a soft spot for amaretto.
  2. Spiked rum which adds more spice, and intensity to the eggnog drink. Because I used Captain Morgan, the notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves help to add lovely warming notes to your spiked eggnog drink.
Spiked Eggnog with Amaretto and Spiced Rum - Wondering what to do with your eggnog? Making this EASY three-ingredient spiked eggnog cocktail recipe is the PERFECT idea! Smooth, rich and creamy with warm hints of cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla from the spiced rum and almond from the amaretto. Spiked eggnog will be a hit at your Christmas parties and New Years Eve party! Instructions on how to make a large batch or pitcher are provided.

Please see the FAQ section below for common questions and answers about what to use, do, substitute, or change if you don’t like or don’t have one of the two liqueres on hand and running to the grocery store is not on your to-do list.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the rest of the holiday season with one of these eggnog cocktails with amaretto and spiced rum in your hand!

Spiked Eggnog with Amaretto and Spiced Rum - Wondering what to do with your eggnog? Making this EASY three-ingredient spiked eggnog cocktail recipe is the PERFECT idea! Smooth, rich and creamy with warm hints of cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla from the spiced rum and almond from the amaretto. Spiked eggnog will be a hit at your Christmas parties and New Years Eve party! Instructions on how to make a large batch or pitcher are provided.

Love Eggnog + Creamy Drinks?

I have another recipe for an eggnog cocktail called Santa’s Magic Potion, which is eggnog + Baileys. It’s fabulous and also a great way to use up any lingering eggnog.

And I also have a Homemade Baileys Irish Cream recipe. Perfect for all you Baileys fans! Just a couple ingredients and oh, so tasty!

Spiked Eggnog with Amaretto and Spiced Rum - Wondering what to do with your eggnog? Making this EASY three-ingredient spiked eggnog cocktail recipe is the PERFECT idea! Smooth, rich and creamy with warm hints of cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla from the spiced rum and almond from the amaretto. Spiked eggnog will be a hit at your Christmas parties and New Years Eve party! Instructions on how to make a large batch or pitcher are provided.

Ingredients in Classic Spiked Eggnog

You only need 3 main ingredients in this Christmas holidays eggnog drink recipe:

  • Amaretto liqueur – I like to use Disaronno but it’s up to you
  • Spiced rum – I prefer Captain Morgan but choose your favorite (see the FAQ section for substitutions)
  • Eggnog

Note: Scroll down to the recipe card section of the post for the ingredients with amounts included and for more complete directions.

Spiked Eggnog with Amaretto and Spiced Rum - Wondering what to do with your eggnog? Making this EASY three-ingredient spiked eggnog cocktail recipe is the PERFECT idea! Smooth, rich and creamy with warm hints of cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla from the spiced rum and almond from the amaretto. Spiked eggnog will be a hit at your Christmas parties and New Years Eve party! Instructions on how to make a large batch or pitcher are provided.

How To Make Spiked Eggnog with Rum and Amaretto

  1. Add the amaretto and spiced rum to a rocks glass. I sometimes also add ice because I love very chilled drinks even in the dead of winter.
  2. Top with eggnog and stir.
  3. Optionally, garnish with whipped topping and cinnamon, either sprinkle ground cinnamon or add decorative cinnamon sticks, or sprinkle a bit of ground nutmeg before serving!

Stirred or Shaken?

For ease, I simply stir this cocktail together. The creamy texture shines through and I don’t find it necessary to get out a cocktail shaker – although you can if you’re feeling fancy!

How To Make A Pitcher of Boozy Eggnog In Advance

Make Ahead: You can make a pitcher of spiked eggnog up to about 24 hours in advance if you’re planning on serving it for a party and want to just get this task knocked out and done. That way the holiday cocktails will flow quickly and effortlessly at your holiday season gatherings.

Spiked Eggnog with Amaretto and Spiced Rum - Wondering what to do with your eggnog? Making this EASY three-ingredient spiked eggnog cocktail recipe is the PERFECT idea! Smooth, rich and creamy with warm hints of cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla from the spiced rum and almond from the amaretto. Spiked eggnog will be a hit at your Christmas parties and New Years Eve party! Instructions on how to make a large batch or pitcher are provided.

How To: Pour off some eggnog into a glass, then add the appropriate number of ounces of each alcohol to the plastic jug or carton, seal, and refrigerate. Make sure to shake very well to re-combine the mixture before serving.

Measuring Tip – If you’re using a 1/2 gallon container or carton of eggnog, I would pour off 8 to 10 ounces of the eggnog, and then add 4 to 5 ounces each of amaretto and spiced rum, seal, shake, and serve.

You can also do this in a pitcher or punch bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and stir very well before serving.

Storing Leftover Holiday Eggnog Spiked Cocktail

Storage: For spiked eggnog that you’re making in advance, keep the pitcher or punchbowl tightly covered in your refrigerator for up to about 24 hours before your event.

Leftovers: Leftover spiked eggnog will keep airtight in the fridge for about 2-3 days. The alcohol helps preserve it, but dairy ingredients can spoil quickly, especially if it sat out at a party for a while, and was then re-refrigerated. Make sure to do a sniff test before consuming anything that was left over.

Spiked Eggnog FAQs

what kind of eggnog should i use for spiked eggnog?

You can use your favorite brand of store bought eggnog, including lite versions. If you have a favorite homemade eggnog recipe made with either heavy cream or whole milk plus egg yolks and egg whites, you can also use it. Although it is not necessary to use homemade eggnog.

can i omit the liquor(s) from this eggnog recipe?

Yes, of course, at that point you’ve just got regular ‘ole eggnog rather than spiked eggnog.

For a non-alcoholic version, try adding vanilla extract and a splash of almond milk instead of amaretto if you want to jazz things up a bit.

can i use just spiced rum + eggnog?

Yes, and the final flavor profile and taste with be that of a spicier eggnog, and less sweetness than if you were to also add amaretto.

what kind of rum is best for this spiked eggnog recipe?

I like using spiced rum, such as Captain Morgan, but you can use another trusted spiced rum.

You can also use regular light rum like Bacardi or really any type of rum from gold rum to dark rum, depending on your preference and what you have on hand.

what else can I use besides spiced rum to spike my eggnog?

Good substitutes for spiced rum are other types of rum, as well as bourbon, brandy, cognac, or whiskey, depending on your palette and preferences.

can i omit the rum and just use Amaretto + eggnog?

Yes you sure can. Because amaretto is a sweeter liqueur, you’ll be left with a sweeter rather than sweet-and-spicy eggnog if you were to also include spiced rum

is there a substitute for amaretto in spiked eggnog?

Not really, no because it does have such a distinct almond meet apricot flavor. However, I have another recipe for an eggnog cocktail called Santa’s Magic Potion, which is eggnog + Baileys. While not a direct substitute for amaretto per se, if you’re looking for another easy-going and sweet-ish liqueur, Baileys Irish cream is a great one if you don’t have amaretto on hand.

do i have to add whipped topping or whipped cream to my spiked eggnog cocktail?

No, of course not! It’s a great touch, and also adds extra creaminess and sweetness, but if that’s not necessary for you, by all means just omit. Cinnamon sticks are a great touch, too.

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Spiked Eggnog

By Averie Sunshine
Spiked Eggnog with Amaretto and Spiced Rum – Wondering what to do with your eggnog? Making this EASY three-ingredient spiked eggnog cocktail recipe is the PERFECT idea! Smooth, rich and creamy with warm hints of cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla from the spiced rum and almond from the amaretto. Spiked eggnog will be a hit at your Christmas parties and New Years Eve party!
As written, the recipe serves 1 but you can easily double, triple, etc. the recipe. Instructions on how to make a large batch or pitcher are provided.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1
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Ingredients  

  • 1 ounce amaretto liqueur
  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • 6 ounces eggnog, chilled
  • Optional: whipped cream or whipped topping, cinnamon sticks or ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, , for garnishing

Instructions 

  • To an 8 ounce rocks glass or similar glass, add one ounce each of the amaretto and the spiced rum, and stir to combine. If you like very chilled drinks, add ice as desired.
  • Top with eggnog, stir to combine, taste, and make any necessary flavor adjustments. Tips – See the FAQ section in the blog post for various substitutions and options. If you like a sweeter drink, add an extra 1/2-ounce amaretto. If you like a bolder spiced drink, add an extra 1/2-ounce spiced rum.
  • Optionally, and as desired, top with whipped topping, cinnamon, or nutmeg, if desired and to taste. Serve immediately. Leftover eggnog will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 2 days. The alcohol helps preserve it, but the dairy ingredients can spoil quickly, especially if it was sitting out at a party beforehand.
  • Make Ahead: You can make a pitcher of spiked eggnog up to about 24 hours in advance if you're planning on serving it for a party and want to just get this task knocked out and done. You can also do this in a pitcher or punch bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and stir very well before serving.
  • How To Make a Pitcher or Batch: Pour off some eggnog from the carton into a glass, then add the appropriate number of ounces of each alcohol to the plastic jug or carton, seal, and refrigerate. Make sure to shake very well to re-combine any separated ingredients before serving. Measuring Tip – If you're using a 1/2 gallon container or jug of eggnog, I would pour off 8 to 10 ounces of the eggnog, and then add 4 to 5 ounces each of amaretto and spiced rum, seal, shake, taste, adjust if necessary, and serve.

Notes

Recipe is intended for those for whom consuming alcohol is both legal and appropriate.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 402kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 117mg, Sodium: 109mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 29g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Please note: I have only made the recipe as written, and cannot give advice or predict what will happen if you change something. If you have a question regarding changing, altering, or making substitutions to the recipe, please check out the FAQ page for more info.

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