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Salted Caramel Eggnog Cocktail – 13 Christmas Party Recipes

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In our family we officially kick off the Christmas holiday season with our favorite foods and special bevs. This year it’s all about this salted caramel eggnog cocktail!

Thank goodness eggnog is only served between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Seriously. I would need a support group or Over Eggnogger’s Anonymous or something of the like if this were available year-round. That’s how much I love eggnog, as most people in my family do. We just can’t get enough of this yummy, sweet Christmas miracle in a cup. And now this year I have kicked it up a notch and made it even more decadent with a Salted Caramel Eggnog Cocktail.

Full disclosure, I have included my mother’s delicious homemade eggnog recipe. But I rarely go to the trouble of making it. Our Publix grocery store has their own brand of delicious eggnog and I buy it every year. It is thick, creamy and perfect for the holidays. No need to go to all of the trouble and time unless you are a purist who insists on the absolute best.

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Here’s another YUM alert! This “Knock Your Socks Off Salty Caramel” is the real deal! It tastes just like I made it myself. It truly tastes just like old fashioned caramel which also makes this ideal for an easy cocktail recipe. This caramel was very easy to drizzle down the inside of each glass and made a pretty presentation.

Again, here’s the eggnog recipe if you would like to make homemade.

Salted Caramel Eggnog Cocktail
5 from 5 votes

Mom's Best Homemade Eggnog

Super flavorful and delicious eggnog. Great way to kick off the Christmas season! Can be made without the alcohol.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Holiday
Servings 8


3 cups ) whole milk

1 cup heavy or double cream

  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean pod split and seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg plus more for garnish
  • 5 eggs separated
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup Bacardi Dark Rum or bourbon


In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat egg yolks and sugar until combined and thick ribbons form when the whisk is lifted. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to mix until the mixture is combined and smooth. Add bourbon or rum, and stir. Refrigerate overnight or for up to 3 days.

  1. Before serving, beat the egg whites in a large bowl or stand mixer until soft peaks form. Gently fold into eggnog until combined. Serve and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Each glass was garnished with a gold straw, gold bell and bow. Trust me, this was as delicious as it looks!

You can omit the alcohol for more of a dessert type beverage. Either way you will not be disappointed.

Don’t forget to Pin this to your favorite Pinterest board!

I hope you give this a try during the Christmas season. Now let’s see what everyone else has brought to the Christmas Party!

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  1. I never pass eggnog at Publix without thinking of you and my brother in laws – they love it so much too. I’m always looking to surprise them with a new recipe and they will love this one because they both love salted caramel. I can’t wait for them to try this now! Hugs, CoCo

  2. This sounds amazing and so decadent and what a beautiful presentation! Bambi

  3. This sounds amazing! I have a confession….. I have never had egg nog! I need to get with the program and try it this year!

  4. Sounds delicious, and I love those glasses! Thanks for hosting – wish it was a real life cocktail party!!

  5. I love eggnog as well.. so I know how you feel if it was not around. this recipe sounds good with carmel. Need to make this for real.Thanks for organizing this again. Enjoyed the posts a very nice group of women
    Happy Holiday

  6. I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever had eggnog before, but I would definitely love to try a glass of this! Yum!!

  7. 5 stars
    I LOVE eggnog! Adding salted caramel is such a good idea! I bet even people who don’t like eggnog would like this!!!

  8. Over Eggnogger’s Anonymous! LOL, I need it too! 🙂 This has my mouth watering big time, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for hosting another year’s party! xo

  9. This eggnog sounds and looks so delicious! Definitely want to have this at my holiday party! Thank you so much for hosting and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  10. First, the glass! It’s so cute and festive. And oh yah, I need one of these pronto with Kristi’s cookies.

  11. 5 stars
    Such a beautiful looking drink and it sounds delicious! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  12. Those glasses and straws are ADORABLE!!! Super festive drink too!

  13. If I bought that salted caramel, I’d probably eat the entire container with a spoon. It looks and sounds so yummy! Who doesn’t love an eggnog at Christmas?

  14. Confession!!! I’ve NEVER tried eggnog. This looks so good so I’m totally adding it to our cocktail list for the holidays!

  15. We always make homemade eggnog on Christmas Eve, but when I saw your recipe, I bought a carton of eggnog at the grocery store! Now where do you purchase that Knock your Socks Off Salted Caramel??? On a side note, I do have some salted caramel Crown Royal!

  16. I’ve never made eggnog since I usually buy it too. I’ve also never combined it with caramel, but I think I’ll have to try it. Pinned.

  17. 5 stars
    I am loving this cocktail recipe. I made it this New Year’s Eve Party celebration. My family loves it and they won’t stop drinking. Thanks for this. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Xoxo.

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