Shake up a new holiday tradition with these exceptional eggnog cocktails

Death & Co Vintage Eggnog, photo provided by Death & Co
Death & Co Vintage Eggnog, photo provided by Death & Co /

Even though the weather outside is frightful, some exceptional eggnog cocktails are quite delightful. While Santa might have to wait till he has returned to the North Pole, the reality is that eggnog and the holidays are always a classic combination. But, the traditional holiday beverage can get a few flavorful upgrades.

Over the years, many brands have offered pre-mixed versions of eggnog. From Skrewball Eggnog to Eggo-Nog, there have been a few bottles that had people talking this holiday season. While the Jack Daniels from the grocery store might not have that “extra,” there are plenty of ways to give it a flavorful boost.

Death and Company always delivers flavorful cocktails. For the holiday season, its Vintage Eggnog is delightful. Plus, this cocktail recipe keeps well up to a year. When the store shelves are empty, this cocktail is the gift that keeps on giving.

eggnog cocktails include Vintage Eggnog from Death and Co
Death & Co Vintage Eggnog, photo provided by Death & Co /

Here’s how to make the Death and Company Vintage Eggnog.


  • 0.5 oz Old Grandad 114 Bourbon
  • 0.25 oz Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum
  • 0.25 oz H&H Rainwater Madeira
  • 0.25 oz Frapin VS Cognac
  • 1 oz white sugar
  • 2 oz whole milk
  • 1.5 oz heavy cream
  • 1 whole egg

1. Blend sugar and milk until dissolved
2. Blend eggs and milk on very low speed until incorporated
3. Combine remaining ingredients and stir well
4. Store in glass bottles for long term storage
5. Age anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 years, or serve immediately

Garnish: Grated nutmeg

While that Vintage Eggnog is quite delightful, another option is quite tasty, too. The Ponche Crema cocktail from Santa Teresa is a luscious sip. While quite creamy, the taste offers a hint of the tropics. It might not be a classic eggnog, it will have people enjoying some sweet dreams.

Ponche Crema Cocktail


  • 2 cans of condensed milk
  • 2 ⅔ cups of water
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ cups of Santa Teresa 1796
  • Pinch of nutmeg


  • In a big pot, mix the condensed milk with the cups of water and egg yolks. Cook at low heat, constantly stirring with a wooden spoon. Make sure not to boil or it might break. Take off the heat once it has thickened slightly, coating the back of a spoon. Add the rum and let it cool. Pass through a sieve into your preferred bottle and put in the fridge. Serve cold.

While the traditional eggnog is a sultry sip, the Fox Eggnog is a whimsical twist. A frozen, vegan offering has a little extra enticement in the glass. Made with Espolòn Reposado Tequila, Plantation 3 Stars Rum, Amontillado Sherry, Absinthe, Egg, Milk, Cream, Demerara, Cocoa, and Nutmeg, it will have everyone mesmerized.

Lastly, Shamrock Farms combines to favorite holiday flavors in a glass. Its Gingerbread Eggnog cocktail is better than just eating a cookie. The warm spicy notes with the creamy, rich eggnog is the perfect ending to a meal. Plus, not a crumb, or drop, will be left behind.

Do you have exceptional eggnog cocktails to share? What is your favorite holiday cocktail?