The Eggnog White Russian is the perfect cap to a day full of shopping and wrapping. A wintry twist on the classic, this drink just screams Christmas! So light a fire (or a candle), push those ribbons and boxes aside, and curl up with this tasty treat. You’ve earned it.

A glass with the eggnog white Russian,with ribbon and pine leaves in the background.

The Eggnog White Russian is a new take on the tried and true classic White Russian.

For this festive drink, we swapped the cream for eggnog and added a touch of ground nutmeg for good measure.

This Christmas White Russian is the perfect treat at the end of a busy day but also a fun and festive cocktail for holiday gatherings.

Glass of eggnog white Russian with ribbon, pine leaves and lights.

Recipe ingredients

All ingredients for this recipe are shown in the pic below and special notes are made in this bulleted list to assist you.

Bottles of vodka, Kahlua, and Eggnog.
  • Eggnog. This is the star of the show. Use your favorite brand of eggnog. Non-dairy eggnogs work well here too!
  • Coffee liqueur. We used Kahlua here but Mr. Black coffee liqueur is excellent too.
  • Vodka. Non-flavored vodka is preferred for the eggnog white Russian, however, you can also use a vanilla-flavored vodka if you’d like.
  • Nutmeg. I love a little sprinkle of nutmeg with eggnog, but be careful as too much can be overpowering.

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

How to make it

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice and add 2 ounces of vodka and 1 1/2 ounces of coffee liqueur stirring gently to combine.
  2. Top with ~2 ounces of eggnog and give another gentle stir.
  3. Top with a dash of ground nutmeg, serve, and enjoy!
White Russian on top of a cutting board.

More festive holiday cocktails

Here are a few more of our favorite cocktails perfect for celebrating the winter holidays!

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Eggnog White Russian

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
The Eggnog White Russian combines Kahlua, vodka, and eggnog to add some holiday cheer to the classic cocktail.


  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces Coffee Liqueur
  • 2 ounces Eggnog
  • 1 dash Ground Nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 cube ice


  • Fill a rocks glass with ice.
  • Add the vodka and coffee liqueur, and stir gently.
  • Pour the eggnog over the ice/vodka/coffee liqueur mixture and stir gently.
  • Sprinkle a dash of ground nutmeg on top and serve immediately.


  • We used unflavored vodka, but this recipe would work well with vanilla flavored vodka if you are so inclined.
  • We used Kahlua, however, any coffee liqueur could work.
  • Go easy on the nutmeg as it can be overpowering.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.6g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 4.4g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 107mg | Sugar: 24.5g | Calcium: 74mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Valentina says:

    What a delicious cocktail to bring in the holiday season. This is my kind of drink!

    1. James says:

      Thank you! We definitely think the holiday season and eggnog are a perfect match!