Eggnog Martini Cocktail Recipe

The Eggnog Martini is a modern twist on the classic eggnog. This holiday staple traces its origins back to Medieval Europe. Over the years, eggnog has been embraced and adapted in various cultures, primarily known for its creamy texture and a combination of spices. 

The Eggnog Martini brings elegance to the classic eggnog, perfect for a holiday celebration, offering warmth and comfort in every sip. It combines the best of the rich and creamy nature of eggnog and the robust kick of a martini. The graham cracker-rimmed glass adds a delightful crunch, elevating your drinking experience.

Fun Fact: Adding vodka to the rim before dipping it into the graham crackers intensifies the flavor, making the whole sip a symphony of taste and texture.

Eggnog Martini Cocktail Recipe

Eggnog Martini Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink


  • Martini glass
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Small Bowl (for vodka and graham crackers)
  • Jigger for measuring
  • Strainer


  • 1 oz Spiced Rum Non-alcoholic spiced rum for a less boozy version
  • 0.5 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Aged Rum
  • 0.25 oz Simple Syrup Replacement: Coconut sugar for a healthier sweetener in place of simple syrup
  • 3 oz Eggnog store-bought or homemade
  • Graham cracker crumbs for rimming
  • Ice cubes


  • Pour a small amount of vodka into a bowl. Dip the rim of your martini glass, ensuring it's evenly coated. Roll the wet rim on a plate filled with graham cracker crumbs.
    0.5 oz Vanilla Vodka, Graham cracker crumbs
  • Fill your cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
    Ice cubes
  • Add 1 oz of spiced rum, 0.5 oz of vanilla vodka, 1.5 oz of aged rum, 0.25 oz of simple syrup, and 3 oz of eggnog into the shaker.
    1 oz Spiced Rum, 1.5 oz Aged Rum, 0.25 oz Simple Syrup, 3 oz Eggnog
  • Close the shaker and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds.
  • Strain the concoction into your prepared martini glass.
  • Add a cinnamon stick or freshly grated nutmeg for the final touch.



Pro Tips for Success:

  • Use high-quality aged rum for a more nuanced flavor profile.
  • If using store-bought eggnog, consider less sweet options as you add simple syrup.
  • Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously to ensure a frothy, creamy texture.

Calculate Nutrition:

  • Calories: 350
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Sugar: 22g
Keyword Eggnog Martini Cocktail Recipe

What kind of rum do you use for eggnog?

The choice of rum for eggnog can significantly impact the drink’s flavor profile and often comes down to personal preference. Here are some options:

Types of Rum to Consider:

  1. Spiced Rum: Adds additional layers of flavor, enhancing the eggnog’s complexity.
  2. Dark Rum: Provides a rich, deep flavor and can add caramel-like notes to the eggnog.
  3. White Rum: It offers a lighter, cleaner taste if you want the milk and spices to be more prominent.
  4. Aged Rum: An excellent choice for a more sophisticated flavor profile; it can add nuances of oak and vanilla.
  5. Gold Rum: This middle-ground option provides a fuller flavor than white rum but is less intense than dark or aged rum.

Popular Rum Brands Suitable for Eggnog:

  • Kraken Black Spiced Rum: Good for a spicier, more decadent eggnog.
  • Mount Gay: Aged and with a balanced flavor, it can add depth to your eggnog.
  • Bacardi: Their white or gold rum options are versatile and commonly used.
  • Sailor Jerry: Another spiced rum that can add an extra kick to your eggnog.
  • Appleton Estate: Known for quality aged rums, ideal for a more nuanced flavor.


  • You can always go for a blend if you need help deciding what to choose. For instance, use a lighter rum for a cleaner base and add a splash of spiced or dark rum for complexity.
  • Always remember that the quality of the rum can significantly affect the overall taste of the eggnog, so it’s generally a good idea to avoid the cheapest options.