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Gingerbread Eggnog Cocktail

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Last Updated on January 29, 2024 by Leah Hall

This gingerbread cocktail is a great mix of flavors, perfect for the holiday season! A combo of bourbon, vodka and Kahlua combine for this tasty treat!


Just drink it all day, it’s the holidays! At least, that’s what I have been telling myself  these last few days! And I know eggnog is polarizing to some people, but in this case, it’s only one of the cocktail ingredients we used. Kind of like cream!


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Brown cocktail in coupe with whipped cream

This year we have had some fun with eggnog in a few cocktails! This one we spiced it up with a dab of molasses and gingerbread-esque spice. The sweet molasses makes the cocktail smooth and delicious. It is still a decadent cocktail, but it fits the mood of the holiday season!


What Ingredients are Needed for the Gingerbread Eggnog Cocktail?

  • Bourbon
  • Vodka
  • Kahlua
  • Eggnog
  • Molasses Simple Syrup
  • Ginger and Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon Sugar for Rim
  • Whipped Cream


This gingerbread cocktail has it all. Boozy, creamy, the flavors. It’s an incredible one for sure.

Tan cocktail in coupe with whipped cream and cinnamon stick

Better than if you just found out your Christmas bonus is a jelly of the month club. This one is even better than Griswold’s eggnog.


Eggnog meet gingerbread flavors.  Add booze.  Shake in a shaker over ice.  Pour into glass.  Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon to impress family and friends. Easy peasy done.

Do you ever have regular eggnog with a huge dollop of whipping cream on top? In honor of that, we did it here. Sprinkled with cinnamon, and it’s perfect. Or nutmeg if you like. I only like a dash of nutmeg, because it weirdly makes my nose numb if I have too much, weird right?!

Tan cocktail in coupe with whipped cream and cinnamon roll

So cinnamon it is!


Ways To Garnish This Gingerbread Cocktail

  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkle of Nutmeg or Cinnamon (go with the cinnamon, LOL!)
  • Gingerbread cookies anyone?
  • Put some marshmallow cream on top if you are feeling super decadent, and torch it for a toasted marshmallow/gingerbread flavor profile.

Gingerbread Eggnog Cocktail in coupe with whipped cream

Cheers to this holiday classic! Try our Mistletoe Martini, too!


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Gingerbread Eggnog Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This gingerbread cocktail is the perfect holiday tipple. Gingerbread and eggnog combine for a great sipper with bourbon, vodka and kahlua! Rich and indulgent.


  • 1.50 ounce bourbon
  • .50 ounce vodka
  • .50 ounce Kahlua
  • 2 ounces eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon molasses simple syrup
  • pinch each of ginger and nutmeg
  • cinnamon sugar for rimming
  • whipped cream topping

Molasses Simple Syrup

  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses


Molasses Simple Syrup

  1. Combine molasses and water in a small ramekin and place in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Stir to combine and place in microwave for 10-15 seconds more if needed. Set aside to cool slightly.

Gingerbread Eggnog Cocktail

  1. Place some cinnamon and sugar on a plate, dip rim of glass in water, then in cinnamon sugar mixture to rim the glass.
  2. Combine bourbon, vodka, Kahlua and eggnog in shaker with ice. Shake to combine.
  3. Add in a pinch each of ginger and nutmeg. Add in molasses syrup.
  4. Shake to combine again.
  5. Strain into cinnamon sugar rimmed glass. Top with whipped cream, cinnamon and nutmeg if desired.
  6. Cheers!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 4.3gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 17.8gSugar: 9.3gProtein: 2.2g

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