A cocktail that tastes like an adult milkshake! Made with eggnog and brandy for a festive and delicious twist! In my opinion, this Brandy Eggnog White Russian is even better than the classic version!
I have to start by saying that all these years I was under the impression that I did not like eggnog. The name of it and the fact that there's eggs in it always weirded me out. This all probably stems from the fact that I like my eggs fully cooked. Not one bit of runny or even soft yolk for me. But, when I was little I actually used to eat over easy eggs (aka "runny"), but only on one condition. My dad always eats 3 runny eggs for breakfast, and I used to sit on his lap and eat the runny eggs off of his plate. He would always say, "girl, get your own eggs", but he would still let me continue to eat his 🙂
Back to the eggnog. I've recently decided I like eggnog. I was back home for Thanksgiving and my parents had Organic Valley Eggnog (the only kind they'll buy) in their fridge, and my dad suggested I try it again. So I did and I made Nate try it with me (he use to be a picky eater until I entered his life). Well, turned out that I actually like the eggnog. It's like a festive milkshake.
Not all eggnog tastes the same.
I recently learned that not all eggnog tastes the same. My dad warned me that Organic Valley Eggnog is the only brand of eggnog that he likes. According to him, Organic Valley Eggnog is more flavorful and creamier. Well, folks, my dad is right again.
When I was grocery shopping last week, the only eggnog the grocery store carried was Darigold and Southern Comfort. I bought the Darigold eggnog. Nate and I tried it, and he immediately said, "this tastes and smells like bubblegum". I took a sip of the eggnog, and sure shit (excuse the language), it literally tasted and smelled like bubblegum. It also was weirdly yellow. I learned Organic Valley Eggnog is also the only eggnog for me. And based on what my dad said, I'm not interested in wasting my money on trying any other brands. If you do, let me know what you think.
What I love about Organic Valley Eggnog is that it's perfectly creamy and super flavorful. It's white with visible specks of nutmeg. This way it doesn't look like I'm drinking straight egg yolks.
Okay, I'm done ranting about eggnog now. I just want you to understand that the brand of eggnog that you buy can make or break this cocktail.
Brandy Eggnog White Russian Ingredients.
Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur. You can use any kind of coffee liqueur, this is just the one I use. And honestly, I don't know any other brands lol.
Brandy, Vodka, Bourbon, or Dark Rum. I always used vodka in my White Russians, but I recently tried mixing them with brandy instead of vodka, and it's really good! In my opinion, brandy has a little more flavor and isn't as "punch you in the face" strong as vodka. That said, my new favorite way to drink an Eggnog White Russian is with brandy! I would like to try it with bourbon and rum, I just don't currently have those in my liquor stash. I know both are commonly mixed with eggnog though. You really can't go wrong with any of the four types of liquor!
Eggnog. If you skipped it, I went on a rant above about how not all eggnog tastes the same. See above if you would like to know more. I highly recommend Organic Valley Eggnog for the best flavor.
More of my favorite holiday drinks!
Dirty Chai White Russian. Made with a homemade coffee chai syrup!
Spiced Apple Cider Moscow Mule. Only 5 simple ingredients and super flavorful!
Vanilla Chai Hot Chocolate. You'll never go back to regular hot chocolate! This drink is non-alcoholic, but you could add Kahlua coffee liquor.
Eggnog White Russian
- 1 ounce brandy (you can also use vodka, bourbon, or dark rum)
- 1 ½ ounces Kahlua coffee liquor
- 4 ounces eggnog (I recommend Organic Valley)
- Fill a glass with ice. Add the brandy, Kahlua, and eggnog. Stir and enjoy!