Cousin Eddie’s Irish Eggnog

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Cocktail History

The Cousin Eddie’s Irish Eggnog is a Sips From Scripts original cocktail that we created as a spiked version of holiday eggnog. It was inspired by the iconic scene from the 1989 film National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation in which Clark Griswold and Cousin Eddie enjoy eggnog in the moose mugs. Since their beverage was from the family punch bowl, it probably wasn’t very boozy, but if it were, we like to think it would taste something like this Irish take made with whiskey, eggnog, vanilla, and nutmeg.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Irish Whiskey: This is the base spirit. We used Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition Irish Whiskey because it features a smooth whiskey flavor with notes of milk chocolate, butterscotch, hops, green apple, and pear.

Eggnog: This is a rich sweetened beverage made with milk, cream, sugar, egg yolk, and whipped egg white. You can make eggnog from scratch, but we used Organic Valley Eggnog.

Vanilla Extract: This is a sweetener that adds vanilla flavor. We used Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract.

Grated Nutmeg: This is the garnish. It’s sprinkled on top to add a hint of flavor and spiced aroma.

Tasting Notes

The Cousin Eddie’s Irish Eggnog features a delightful nutmeg aroma, deep Irish whiskey taste with a hint of vanilla, and a thick and creamy texture that goes down very easily.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: We definitely recommend trying this recipe if you’re craving some spiked nog for the holidays. It is so tasty!

Recipe

AuthorSips From ScriptsPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 2 oz Irish Whiskey Stout
 6 oz Eggnog
  oz Vanilla Extract
 Grated Nutmeg

Method
1

Add whiskey, eggnog, and vanilla extract to a lowball glass or moose mug.

2

Stir for 10-15 seconds.

3

Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 oz Irish Whiskey Stout
 6 oz Eggnog
  oz Vanilla Extract
 Grated Nutmeg

Directions

Method
1

Add whiskey, eggnog, and vanilla extract to a lowball glass or moose mug.

2

Stir for 10-15 seconds.

3

Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Cousin Eddie’s Irish Eggnog

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More Christmas Cocktails

If you like this holiday-themed cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

 Sugar Cookie Cocktail: A vanilla vodka cocktail made with amaretto, Irish cream liqueur, heavy cream, simple syrup, and sprinkles

 Candy Cane Martini: A vodka cocktail made with white crème de cacao, white crème de menthe, simple syrup, and crushed candy cane

 Hot Peppermint Patty: A low-proof cocktail made with milk, white peppermint schnapps, dark crème de cacao, white crème de menthe, cocoa powder, whipped cream, and grated chocolate

 Cranberry Cobbler: A sherry cocktail made with cranberry syrup, orange slices, an orange wedge, mint, and cranberries

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