We're Bringing Eggnog Back: 8 Recipes That Are Totally Worth Trying This Winter

Confession: We spiked all of them.

Even if your skills in the kitchen are limited to ordering off Seamless, you'll be able to master these super simple eggnog recipes (booze included, of course). The festive drink is best enjoyed at a holiday party amongst friends, or at home, watching old Christmas movies–preferably while sitting near a fireplace and a big plate of cookies.

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Sparkling Apple Nog

Ingredients:

1 oz. IZZE Sparkling Apple

2 oz. Eggnog

1 ½ oz. Brandy

Directions:

Add brandy and chilled eggnog to a shaker. Shake without ice and pour into coffee mug. Top with IZZE Sparkling Apple. Garnish with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick.

Courtesy of IZZE Sparkling Juices

Golden Eggnog

Ingredients:

12 Eggs

2 cups Super Fine Sugar

3 tsp. Cinnamon

2 tsp. Fresh Ground Nutmeg

4 tsp. Vanilla Extract

3 cups Heavy Cream

2 cups El Dorado Aged White Rum

Directions:

Separate the eggs and beat the yolks until stiff, and the whites with 1 cup of the sugar until thick and foamy. Fold the yolks back into the egg whites and combine with the rest of your ingredients. Refrigerate overnight to let the flavors marry, serve with a garnish of fresh ground cinnamon.

Courtesy of The Logan Inn in New Hope, Pennsylvania

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Chai Vegan Eggnog

Ingredients:

2 bottles Rebel Kitchen Organic Chai Mylk

1 Ripe Banana

A few drops Vanilla Extract

Pinch of Freshly Ground Nutmeg

50 ml. Bourbon/Rum

Directions:

Pour Rebel Kitchen Coconut Chai Mylks into a blender. Add ripe banana, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Add bourbon/rum at this stage too. Blend until the banana has mixed with the liquid and you have a smooth, rich consistency. Pour into a glass tumbler and add ice cubes if you want it extra cold. Serve.

Courtesy of Rebel Kitchen Organic Chai Mylk

Kiawah Eggnog

Ingredients:

1 oz. Cognac or Brandy

1/2 oz. Art in the Age "ROOT" Liqueur

2 oz. Egg Nog*

Fresh Nutmeg, for garnish

Directions:

Combine brandy, liqueur and eggnog in a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir to combine and grate fresh nutmeg over top.

Eggnog Recipe:

7 ea. Egg Yolks

6 oz. Sugar

2 cups Whole Milk

3 ea. Cloves

3 ea. Juniper Berries

3 ea. Allspice Berries

1 ea. Cinnamon Stick or 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon

2 cups Heavy Cream

1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla

1/2 tsp. Fresh Ground Nutmeg

Whisk egg yolks and sugar together until light and fluffy and set aside. Heat milk and spices on low heat about 3 min. until milk begins to simmer. Slowly whisk egg mixture into spiced milk. Cook on medium heat until thick, about 4 minutes. Strain mixture into a bowl and allow cooling for at least an hour. Add cream, vanilla, and nutmeg and chill until ready to use.

Created by Chef Doug of Voysey's on Kiawah Island

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Made Real Eggnog

Ingredients:

4 Pasture-Raised Egg Yolks

1/3 cup Sugar

1 pint Organic Whole Milk

1 cup Organic Heavy Cream

4 oz. Made Real Vodka

1 tsp. Freshly Grated Nutmeg

1 tsp. Cinnamon

Beans of 2 inches of Vanilla Pod

Directions:

In a bowl, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Slowly add 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Add the milk, cream, Made Real Vodka, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg. Stir to combine. Chill and serve. Before serving, garnish with whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings.

Pudding on the Nog

Ingredients:

1 ½ parts Maker's Mark Bourbon

½ part Amaro

1 part Simple Syrup

1 part Heavy Cream

2 parts Whole Milk

2 bar spoons Sugar-Free, Low-Fat Vanilla Pudding Mix

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a shaker and shake—without ice—until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Pour into a rocks glass, then freshly grate nutmeg and a cinnamon stick over the top, and enjoy!

Created by Charlie Moore of Knife

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Mexican Eggnog

Ingredients:

1 part Sauza Conmemorativo Anejo

1 part Maker's Mark Bourbon

3 parts Eggnog

Whipped Cream, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

In a shaker filled with ice combine egg nog, tequila, and bourbon. Shake to combine and serve chilled. Float whipped cream on top. Enjoy!

JägNog

Ingredients:

1 part Jägermeister

1 part 5 Year Old Rum

1 part Amburana Cachaca

1 part Heavy Cream

1 Egg

Grated Nutmeg

Directions:

Build all ingredients in a shaker. Dry shake for five seconds. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain in a chilled coupe glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Courtesy of Drexler's (New York)

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