Alcohol-Soaked Eggnog for a Very Merry Tiki Bar Christmas

eggnog1With Christmas just a few days away I thought I’d give you kats and kittens some retro Egg Nog recipes to get your Christmas shindigs really swingin’! After all, you can’t have a retro, mid-century-style Christmas affair without a generous amount of booze flowing. And the easiest way to get your guests sloshed is with a couple of cups of good, strong, traditional eggnog. With these recipes, even the most uptight conformists will have lampshades on their heads before Santa makes an appearance. But be warned…these concoctions have been known to make some guests disappear two-at-a-time (and sometimes three) to darkened, upstairs rooms while the party is in full swing in the parlor!

Easy: Tiki Chris’ Pirate-Style Eggnog Recipe

I’m kind of lazy when it comes to Eggnog, so my personal recipe is the kind that uses pre-made non-alcoholic nog kicked up with some good booze and spices.

1 quart good quality store-bought eggnog
About 1 1/2 cups Captain Morgan’s or Sailor Jerry Rum
2 oz Coconut Rum
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Pour the nog into a large bottle and add all ingredients (start with ½ cup of rum and keep adding to taste). Shake vigorously and chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving. That’s it…it’s delicious.eggnog2

A little more involved: Vintage Style Eggnog Recipe, from

Thanks to Hurricane Hayward of for turning me on to this kool Eggnog recipe. Check out his blog for lots of great recipes and more…and also check out RumDood’s post with four more great winter cocktail recipes.

“Egg Nogg:
.75 oz Brandy
.75 oz Rum
.5 oz Sugar
3 oz Whole Milk or Heavy Cream
1 Whole Egg

Mix rum, brandy, sugar, egg, and milk in a mixing tin.  Fill the tin with ice and shake like your life depends on it. Strain into a glass or goblet and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.”

Christmas Yule Eggnog: A complicated but well worth it vintage recipe.

From the Old Mr. Boston Deluxe Official Bartender’s Guide (my version is from 1979, the recipe dates back to the late 19th Century:

Beat first the yolks and then, in a separate bowl, the whites of one dozen eggs.
Pour them together and add:

1 pinch baking soda
6 oz. gold rum
2 lbs granulated sugar (yes, that’s two pounds)

Beat into stiff batter. Then add:

1 qt fresh milk
1 qt sweet cream
2 qts blended whiskey or bourbon

Don't forget to have a tasty Camel cigarette with your Eggnog! Santa approved!
Don't forget to have a tasty Camel cigarette with your Eggnog! Santa approved!

Stir. Set in the refrigerator overnight. Before serving, stir again and serve in punch cups with sprinkled nutmeg on top. Fannnntabulous stuff.

That should keep you kids hammered through the holidays. Don’t forget, you can always add more booze if it’s not strong enough!

-Tiki Chris P. reporting from under the Christmas Tree at Tiki Lounge Talk

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3 Replies to “Alcohol-Soaked Eggnog for a Very Merry Tiki Bar Christmas

  1. Tiki Chris,

    I’ve been messing around with some of the suggestions from RumDood and his friends and came up with these. Check ’em out.

    FYI, if you must use store-bought nog, Horizons makes a great organic version with all natural ingredients.


    3 ounces heavy cream
    1 whole egg
    1/2 ounce sugar
    (or 4 ounces store-bought eggnog)

    3/4 ounce Coruba dark Jamaican rum
    3/4 ounce Cruzan Blackstrap rum

    1/4 ounce rum cream
    1/4 ounce pimento dram (aka allspice liquor)
    (You can skip these if they’re not in your liquor cabinet, but they’re well worth tracking down)

    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    (All of these aren’t necessary, but the more the merrier)

    Shake with ice and strain into a small glass or goblet.

    This one’s a bit over the top but the flavors are fantastic. The sweet and spicy elements work great together.



    3 ounces heavy cream
    1 whole egg
    1/2 ounce sugar
    (or 4 ounces store-bought eggnog)

    3/4 ounce Seven Tiki spiced rum
    3/4 ounce Goslings Black Seal 151 proof Bermuda rum

    1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    1/4 teaspoon almond extract

    Shake with ice and strain into a small glass or goblet. Top with a little bit of grated bittersweet chocolate.

    This is great if you’re looking for a nog with a little bit more kick. And the chocolate will take a little bit of the edge off.


    If you’re looking for something non-nog to toast the holidays, check out my recipe for The Mai-Kai’s Martinique Milk Punch:


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