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Top 12 Eggnog Recipes


Although the basic recipe for eggnog is the same (eggs beaten with sugar, milk, cream and some kind of spirit) there are a variety of recipes that cover most occassions where eggnog may be served.

Serve eggnog at a party in a large punchbowl with "puddles" of whipped cream spaced over the suface, top this with grated nutmeg and set out with glass cups or Irish coffee glasses for a decorative touch.

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1. Homemade Eggnog

Homemade Eggnog
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The traditional recipe for making eggnog. The recipe given serves 16 and is a perfect choice to keep holiday traditions alive at parties.

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2. Rum Holiday Egg Nog

Rum Holiday Eggnog
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An eggnog with rum and a touch of almond for a delightful single-serving recipe.

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3. Brandy Eggnog

Quick Brandy Eggnog
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A quick alternative to traditional "nog" that is perfect for making a glass or two at a time. If you're ordering eggnog at the bar, this is most likely what you'll get.

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4. Bourbon Eggnog

Bourbon Eggnog
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A variation of the traditional eggnog that features Bulleit Bourbon and Hennessy VSOP Cognac. This recipe serves eight and can easily be adapted for an even larger crowd.

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5. Texas Farm Nog

Texas Farm Nog
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Tequila and sherry form the base for this very interesting eggnog that has a fantastic layer of flavors.

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6. Cider Nog (non-alcoholic)

Cider Nog, a non-alcoholic eggnog drink
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This pre-Prohibition recipe has all the egg and none of the nog, replacing the liquor with cider.

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7. Easier Than Eggnog

Easier Than Eggnog Cocktail Recipe
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A fine, aged rum (DonQ Anejo) and a ruby port create the base of this unique and very easy shaken variation of eggnog.

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8. Santa's Little Helper

Santa's Little Helper - Trattoria Neapolis
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Here is refreshing take on the traditional recipe. The pear puree is an unexpected surprise that works very well against the eggs, dairy, and bourbon.

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9. White Christmas

White Christmas Eggnog Cocktail
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A nice mixed cocktail with an eggnog base. The Southern Comfort and chocolate liqueur mask the full flavor the nog.

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10. Low Carb Eggnog

Low Carb Eggnog
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Low carb dieters can still enjoy some nog with this easy recipe.

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11. Low Fat Eggnog

Low Fat Eggnog
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All of the taste and half the calories of other eggnogs.

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12. Vegan Eggnog

Vegan Eggnog
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That's right, an eggnog without eggs! The combination of tofu and soy milk creates an animal friendly nog that tastes very similar to the traditional recipes.

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