Eggnog Cocktail

This recipe comes from one of my favorite blogs called Love in my Oven. I love it because Katherine is adorable, and has great passion for everything she does in the kitchen, and for life in general. I really am surprised she hasn’t opened a bakery yet, or maybe even a bar, considering her love of a good cocktail.

Katherine originally called this a vodka eggnog cocktail, but I’m calling it an eggnog cocktail just to emphasize the eggnog.

Two things make my cocktail different. I added a biscoff rim based on a bartender’s creation at 350 Main Brasserie in Park City, Utah. I’d had a fabulous lunch there in November and asked for a coffee drink afterwards, expecting something hot. (It had already snowed 10 inches there!) Instead, I got a really unique iced cocktail that involved vanilla vodka, Bailey’s, and Café Lolita. Stuff we’re all familiar with. But then, he crushed biscoff cookies, dipped the glass in honey, then in the crushed cookies, then added the remaining cookies to the cocktail! This was my drink:

Secondly, when at the store to purchase eggnog, there was none to be found. That’s when I discovered something called custard. It’s made with all of the main ingredients of eggnog, but has more of a vanilla flavor. So I figured I’d try it out. If you want the cocktail more like eggnog, add cinnamon and nutmeg, or use eggnog!

Eggnog Cocktail

A circular drizzle of honey on a small plate
Biscoff cookies, crushed, pushed into a ring on a small plate

1 ounce vodka, preferably vanilla vodka
1 ounce amaretto
3 ounces eggnog or custard
Ground cinnamon and/or nutmeg, optional

For a festive and tasty rim, first gently dip the cocktail glass in the honey. Let dry for a minute. Then dip the glass into the crushed cookies, making sure there are no empty spaces.

For the cocktail, add ice to a shaker with all of the ingredients, shake, strain mixture, and pour into the prepared glasses. Top with a little cinnamon and/or nutmeg, if desired.

I also liked the cocktail with some ice.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m no mixologist, which is probably why I stick with wine. But with Katherine’s recipe and these unique rimming ingredients, this cocktail will be a hit during the holidays.

Katherine’s recipe for peppermint chocolate cocktail also made a showing on my blog!

By Published On: December 12th, 202239 Comments on Eggnog Cocktail

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!


  1. Healthy World Cuisine December 12, 2022 at 6:48 AM - Reply

    Biscoff biscuits on the rim is a great idea! It’s like a dessert and a delicious cocktail all in one. Happy holidays to you Mimi!

    • Chef Mimi December 13, 2022 at 9:24 AM - Reply

      Thank you. Yes, the cookie rim is quite a brilliant idea!

  2. Tandy | Lavender and Lime December 12, 2022 at 7:12 AM - Reply

    Is this very sweet? I love cocktails, but not sweet ones. And don’t often make them as wine is easier ….

    • Chef Mimi December 13, 2022 at 9:24 AM - Reply

      I don’t find it sweet. I found it strong! Personally I added more eggnog/custard to mine!

  3. Bernadette December 12, 2022 at 8:04 AM - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this mighty delicious drink recipe. I like that you can make a small quantity. Most eggnog recipes are for at least 8 people.

    • Chef Mimi December 13, 2022 at 9:23 AM - Reply

      Oh right, that’s true! Fortunately I don’t mind commercial eggnog.

  4. Charlie DeSando December 12, 2022 at 8:04 AM - Reply

    Love the amaretto addition, very tasty

    • Chef Mimi December 13, 2022 at 9:22 AM - Reply

      It’s a really nice combination!

  5. Molly December 12, 2022 at 10:06 AM - Reply

    Oooh, this looks so delicious! Love the biscoff rim idea!!

    • Chef Mimi December 13, 2022 at 9:22 AM - Reply

      I really thought that was unique.

  6. angiesrecipes December 12, 2022 at 1:07 PM - Reply

    This sounds like a really tasty one!

    • Chef Mimi December 13, 2022 at 9:22 AM - Reply

      Thanks, Angie. Katherine knows her cocktails!

  7. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen December 12, 2022 at 2:07 PM - Reply

    Looks good, and the drink you had with the Bailey’s sounds wonderful too!

    • Chef Mimi December 13, 2022 at 9:22 AM - Reply

      Oh it was, Dorothy. I’ve already made a couple here!

      • Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen December 14, 2022 at 8:30 AM

        I’ll be over next time. I have to admit, both my daughter and I love Bailey’s. I named my golden retriever Bailey because he is the exact color!

  8. Mary December 12, 2022 at 2:37 PM - Reply

    Sounds good! If you have rimmed the glass with biscuit crumbs I might commit the social gaffe by dipping a couple of biscuits in the cocktail……probably when no one was watching!! :))

    • Chef Mimi December 13, 2022 at 9:19 AM - Reply

      I completely approve of dunking! And the bartender did add the rest of the cookie crumbs to my cocktail, which really made it good!

  9. December 12, 2022 at 2:50 PM - Reply

    I agree with Mary above – just like I use to dip my Oreo cookies in milk :) Might have to make this…

    • Chef Mimi December 13, 2022 at 9:21 AM - Reply

      I’m a dunker. Mostly biscotti. Which you kind of have to dunk!

      • December 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM

        Most definitely! Family would request my different biscotti to dip in their morning coffee. Chocolate chip cookies are good dipped in milk too!

  10. Ben | Havocinthekitchen December 12, 2022 at 6:13 PM - Reply

    Wow, eggnog and amaretto sounds like a wonderful and luscious combination! And this cookie rim? Great idea!

    • Chef Mimi December 13, 2022 at 9:14 AM - Reply

      I was really excited when the bartender made me that drink. Really tasty and a nice textural addition.

  11. Sherry M December 12, 2022 at 7:39 PM - Reply

    this sounds so delicious mimi. so the custard is a liquid? different to regular custard? We buy it here in cartons too but it is very thick as it is a dessert topping.

    • Chef Mimi December 13, 2022 at 9:13 AM - Reply

      Yes, it’s the same viscosity as eggnog. Not thick, but not as thin as creme anglaise. And pretty darn good!

  12. Valentina December 12, 2022 at 8:15 PM - Reply

    The Biscoff rim is brilliant! Such a perfect crunch to go with the delicious eggnog. And your glasses with the sparkly bottom/stem is the best! :-) ~Valentina

    • Chef Mimi December 13, 2022 at 9:12 AM - Reply

      I got them from Amazon! It’s incredible what you can get from them.

  13. Ann Coleman December 13, 2022 at 3:12 PM - Reply

    How festive!!! Looks like the perfect cocktail for the holidays!

    • Chef Mimi December 14, 2022 at 7:03 AM - Reply

      A little on the strong side, but a perfect festive drink!

  14. David @ Spiced December 14, 2022 at 7:30 AM - Reply

    Woah – that Biscoff rim is a game-changer, Mimi! I absolutely love Biscoff cookies, and we always keep a sleeve in the pantry…but I’ve never used them to rim a glass. That has to happen ASAP! Plus, it’s the holidays, and this eggnog cocktail sounds fantastic!

  15. David Scott Allen December 14, 2022 at 2:49 PM - Reply

    Well, isn’t that Biscoff rim the bees knees? I love that idea. And I just bought some really bougie eggnog for Mark. I think I will get the vodka and have one of these Christmas Eve!

    • Chef Mimi December 14, 2022 at 4:19 PM - Reply

      Oh wonderful! Yeah, bees knees indeed! Such a fabulous idea!

  16. Raymund December 15, 2022 at 4:26 PM - Reply

    Nice one! Love the idea definitely will be serving this at our Christmas dinner. Yum!

    • Chef Mimi December 16, 2022 at 8:03 AM - Reply

      Thanks Raymund. It’s very festive!

  17. terrie gura December 15, 2022 at 6:08 PM - Reply

    Love the biscoff rim! I used them recently in a cheesecake base. Eggnog on its own is too rich for my taste (makes me thirsty) but I’d definitely like to try this cocktail. 😀

    • Chef Mimi December 16, 2022 at 8:04 AM - Reply

      I know what you mean, which is why it’s good spiked!

  18. December 16, 2022 at 5:57 AM - Reply

    I see Amaretto there. I love that stuff. I find myself swigging the bottle at Christmas. Which is why Lynne only allows me to buy it at Christmas! Ha ha! Lovely eggnog cocktail with a biscoff rim. I love that!

    • Chef Mimi December 16, 2022 at 8:06 AM - Reply

      Amaretto is good, and it really adds something to this cocktail!

  19. Jeff the Chef December 18, 2022 at 6:33 AM - Reply

    This sounds really great, Mimi! I love eggnog, but … well, as much as I want to like rum, I don’t really like it. In certain contexts I love it, but it has to be just right … and eggnog is not one of them. So, since people usually booze up their eggnog with rum, I’m not a fan, even though i could drink a gallon of it without rum, easily. I don’t know why it never occured to me that people might take eggnog in a different direction, like this. I’ll have to figure out where to find biscoff cookies, because I seem to only find them on airplanes!

    • Chef Mimi December 18, 2022 at 6:44 AM - Reply

      I usually add courvoisier to eggnog. No idea why. I don’t really like a lot of tough liquors. I can tell you, that if I found biscoff at my little middle-of-nowhere grocery store, they’re probably at yours. I just looked in the fancier cookies section!

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