Food,  Holiday

Adult Only Eggnog

I’m sorry.  I’m sorry that this eggnog will become a staple in your home.  I’m sorry that your kids will beg and plea for “mommy’s favorite drink” like I did when I was 7. I’m sorry this may make your New Year’s weight loss results a little better.  I’m sorry this will give you more insulation for the holidays…

But ya’ll this eggnog – let’s just say in my family its LEGEN (wait for it) DAIRY (and yes pun intended).  Because, since I began contributing to my 401K again as of yesterday and being an “adult” again, I feel like I also need to join the ranks of people who drink Christmas cocktails, and this one must be shared.  Though it is a family secret (I think? oops – sorry Unkie…).  I seriously have memories of my parents drinking this late at night with my uncle, getting all the ingredients – convincing me all the wrong things about eggnog, but this is the juice.

And, I mean, let’s face it – everyone needs their signature holiday drink.

This recipe makes as my Oklahoma family calls it “a big ole jug” of egggnog.  My basic millennial self will say it makes 7-8 mason jars, depending how heavy of a pour-er you are.  And it must be kept cold, raw eggs ya’ll – like the real stuff #paleo?  Someone on facebook suggested gifting it to people – and I definitely think you could (I shared with my coworkers) and if it needed to be warm, have people blend in their own egg yolk – because you really do need that for the texture.

Ok, ok, enough buildup, here it is.

Spanish Eggnog – Coquito

Prep Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Christmas, Seasonal
Servings 24 cocktails


  • 1 liter white rum I use Bacardi 😉
  • 7 egg yolks yes -raw, if this worries you, buy pasturized eggs.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cans evaporated milk
  • 2 cans Coco Lopez
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Blend all ingredients together in a high powered blender and slowly incorporate the rum. Pour into a large jug or about 8 mason jars and enjoy cold! Keeps about a week, if you can last that long 🙂

Dairy Free version: Replace evaporated milk with unsweetened coconut milk

    Keyword Christmas Cocktail, Cocktail, Coquito, Eggnog, Holiday

    Amy B. teaches a convenient healthy lifestyle for busy women on the go based on her own experiences losing 60 lbs while traveling the world, learning to cook with food allergies and empowering like-minded entrepreneurs. Amy's mission is to empower other to dream, and then do while embracing all the life that happens in between.

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