Eggnog White Russian Cocktail

This smooth and creamy Eggnog White Russian Cocktail is a festive and fun twist on the classic vodka and Kahlua drink.

Eggnog White Russian Cocktail topped with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick.

Today’s recipe is a cocktail mashup that is perfect for the holidays. This cocktail comes together fast and it’s a delicious way to celebrate the season. I love making cocktails at home. My Aperol Spritz is a warm weather go-to, and during the fall and winter months, I turn to a classic White Russian. This recipe is a White Russian with a festive twist – the addition of eggnog!

How To Make an Eggnog White Russian Cocktail

A White Russian is a creamy coffee-flavored cocktail that is made with vodka, Kahlua, and cream. This recipe swaps the cream for sweet, lightly-spiced eggnog. Here’s how to make it:

  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Add vodka and Kahlua (a coffee-flavored liqueur).
  3. Top off with eggnog; give it a stir.

I use the following proportions, but remember, the benefit of making cocktails at home is that you can easily adjust the ingredients to suit YOUR taste.

  • Vodka – One part
  • Kahlua – Two parts
  • Eggnog – Two to three parts

You can use a shot glass to measure out individual cocktails, or if you’d like to make a pitcher of cocktails, you can swap the shot glass for a larger measurement, like a 1-cup liquid measuring cup.

Eggnog being poured into a white russian cocktail.

You can easily make this cocktail stronger by increasing the amount of vodka and/or Kahlua. Likewise, you can make it weaker by decreasing the amount of liquor and increasing the eggnog. Taste it as you go and take note of what your favorite proportions are.

Tip: Feel free to play around with different flavors of vodka. Vanilla, whipped cream, white chocolate, or coffee-flavored vodka would all be great options in this Eggnog White Russian.

Garnishes for an Eggnog White Russian Cocktail:

Since it’s the holidays you’ll want to make your cocktail extra festive. Try some of these garnishes:

  • A swirl or dollop of whipped cream
  • A cinnamon stick
  • A sprinkle of ground nutmeg or ground cinnamon

Note: If adding whipped cream, I suggest that you combine your cocktail in an ice filled cocktail shaker, then pour into a glass without ice. This will keep the whipped cream from separating as the ice melts. 

If you have any Kahlua leftover try adding a splash to my Homemade Hot Chocolate. Treat yourself this holiday season! Cheers, friends.

Eggnog White Russian Cocktail in an ice-filled glass topped with ground nutmeg.

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Eggnog White Russian Cocktail topped with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick.

Eggnog White Russian Cocktail

This smooth and creamy Eggnog White Russian Cocktail is a festive twist on the classic vodka and Kahlua cocktail.

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 334.81kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 2 oz Kahlua
  • 3 oz eggnog
  • ground nutmeg and whipped cream to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Fill a glass with ice, add vodka and Kahlua, then eggnog. Stir until combined. Garnish with a sprinkling of nutmeg.

Notes

Adjust ingredients to suit your taste.
You can also garnish the cocktail with whipped cream. If adding whipped cream, I suggest that you combine your cocktail in an ice filled cocktail shaker, then pour into a glass without ice. This will keep the whipped cream from separating as the ice melts.

Nutrition

Calories: 334.81kcalCarbohydrates: 33.39gProtein: 3.93gFat: 3.73gSaturated Fat: 2.26gCholesterol: 50.18mgSodium: 50.75mgPotassium: 140.33mgSugar: 33.39gVitamin A: 175.2IUVitamin C: 1.28mgCalcium: 110.56mg
Keyword Eggnog White Russian Cocktail

Allison Mattina

Allison is a busy wife and mom living in sunny Arizona. She is the sweet fanatic and recipe creator behind Celebrating Sweets. She enjoys celebrating life with family, friends and delicious food. Allison’s favorite things include: traveling, warm weather, wine country, chocolate, salted butter and carbs.

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