Easy Eggnog White Russian Cocktail Recipe that only takes three ingredients! It's the perfect holiday cocktail that everyone loves.
Eggnog White Russian
This Eggnog White Russian is one of our favorite holiday season cocktails. It is such a fun spin on a classic White Russian Cocktail. The combination of vodka, Kahlua coffee liqueur, and eggnog is delicious!
It is perfect for relaxing in front of a fireplace or Christmas tree. I love that this winter cocktail takes barely a minute or two to whip up. You can make a large batch and serve them in a pitcher. Just scale up the recipe below to reach the serving number you need.
Keep a bar spoon nearby to stir the cocktail if you are not immediately serving the drinks. You can even make coffee ice cubes to help prevent the beverage from getting watered down as the ice melts.
With this recipe, you are switching the classic cream in a White Russian with Eggnog.
You can make this creamy holiday drink in large batches for holiday parties. Serve it in a punch bowl or a pitcher, depending on how many people you need to serve.
Eggnog White Russians are a great Thanksgiving cocktail. They are a twist from the classic eggnog cocktail that typically has spiced rum or brandy in it.
If you watch the Big Lebowski Movie, you will see a classic White Russian Cocktail. We love this holiday variation of the classic cocktail.
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make an epic Eggnog White Russian Drink! You only need three eggnog white Russian ingredients to make a holiday cocktail. The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
Optional - Garnish with whipped cream, sprinkle with nutmeg, ground cinnamon, cinnamon stick, star anise, cute holiday straw
Eggnog - This can be made with homemade eggnog or store bought eggnog
Vodka - We use plain vodka but you can use peppermint vodka or vanilla vodka to add even more flavor. Go wild and try a caramel vodka.
- Rocks Glass
- Bar Spoon
How to make an Eggnog White Russian
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Pour the Kahlúa, Vodka, and Eggnog into the old-fashioned glass.
- Stir with a spoon and enjoy.
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead + Storage: You can prepare this cocktail up to three days before serving. Refrigerate it in an airtight container to maintain its freshness.
Freezing/How to Freeze: Blend your Eggnog White Russian with a handful of ice to make Eggnog White Russian milkshakes.
How to Reheat: We serve this holiday cocktail cold, but you can serve it warm on a cold winter night. Slowly heat the eggnog on the stovetop, stirring the mixture frequently until it reaches your desired temperature.
You can make your Eggnog White Russian with homemade or storebought eggnog.
We use plain vodka, but you can use peppermint vodka for more holiday flavor or vanilla vodka to add more decadence. You can even go wild and try making it with caramel vodka.
Vegetarian Option: This holiday cocktail is vegetarian-friendly.
Vegan Option: Kahlúa and eggnog are not vegan, so vegans should replace these ingredients with plant-based substitutes to make this cocktail suitable for a vegan diet. We have seen plant-based alternatives made with almond and coconut milk, so finding an option should be easy.
Gluten-Free: Kahlúa confirms in its FAQs that while it is not certified gluten-free, it does not use gluten-containing ingredients in making Kahlúa Original or its other flavors. Eggnog should be gluten-free, but look for a gluten-free label or read the ingredient list to ensure no cross-contamination if you are highly sensitive.
Alcohol-Free Option: Use NA alternatives to Kahlúa and vodka to make this recipe alcohol-free.
Make It Spicy: Add more cinnamon or nutmeg if you prefer a more spiced drink.
Larger Group/More Servings: You can make this creamy holiday drink in large batches for holiday parties. Serve it in a punch bowl or a pitcher, depending on how many people you need to serve.
Sugar-Free: The written recipe contains 31 grams of sugar per serving. Kahlúa contains 29.7 grams per 2.5-ounce serving, and the sugar content of eggnog varies across brands. We are unsure whether there are sugar-free substitutes for Kahlúa or other coffee liqueurs, but you can lower the sugar content with sugar-free eggnog.
Tips for the Best Eggnog White Russian
- We do not use a cocktail shaker when making this, but you can if you prefer a shaken drink.
- Printable recipe card instructions are below.
- Nutrition information, including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin C, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more, will vary depending on the products used.
What to Serve with Eggnog White Russian
The Eggnog White Russian is a fantastic, easy-to-make holiday twist on the classic White Russian Cocktail! Here are some menu pairing suggestions to make it part of a festive feast or cocktail party for sharing with friends and family.
Sides: Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies, Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls, Cheesy Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Potato Casserole with Canned Yams, Creamed Corn Casserole, Campbell's Green Bean Casserole, CrockPot Scalloped Potatoes & Ham
Main Dishes: Eggnog French Toast, Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole, Ham & Cheese Crescent Roll, CrockPot Turkey, CrockPot Ham, CrockPot Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs, Bourbon Baked Ham, CrockPot Orange Glazed Ham, CrockPot Coke Glazed Ham
Desserts: Eggnog Cookies, Sugared Cranberries, 4 Ingredient Christmas Crack, Reindeer Chow, Grinch Bark, No Bake Church Window Cookies, Eggnog Cake with Eggnog Glaze, No Bake Eggnog Pie, Snowball Cookies, Snow Ice Cream, Black Forest Cupcakes
Drinks: Broken Down Golf Cart Shot, Baileys Hot Chocolate, Grinch Jello Shots, Fireball Jello Shots, Cranberry Mimosa, CrockPot Hot Buttered Rum, Peppermint Patty Shot, Polar Bear Shot, Boozy Grinch Drink, Three Wise Men Shot, Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail
When to Serve
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Eggnog White Russian
- 2 Ounce Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
- 2 Ounce Vodka
- 2 Ounce Eggnog
- Fill a glass with ice, pour in Kahlua, Vodka, and eggnog. Stir together. Enjoy
- Stemless Martini Glass