Irish Coffee Eggnog

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For those who like to celebrate with festive cocktails over the holidays, I have a good one for you:  Irish Coffee Eggnog

Irish Coffee Eggnog

HEY, it’s Friday!!!!  And it’s that day of the week where you get home from a long, hectic week at work and you might wish to make a little something to celebrate Friday Happy Hour.  Or is that just my thing?  Oh well.   Anyway, you can make this adult beverage any old time and it serves as a festive warm cocktail for the holiday season.  It’s kind of like making one of those super cool, uber expensive Starbuck’s beverages AT HOME for a lot less money.  Oh, and you get to add alcohol to it too.

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Let’s start with the coffee.  You can make your coffee whatever way you usually make it, but you only need 1 cup for this recipe.  Do you have a Keurig?  They’re handy like that.  You can just make ONE cup of coffee.  We used to have the mini Keurig, and then we recently upgraded to this fabulous Special Edition Keurig machine (after MUCH urging from my husband).  You just fill the water into the basin on the side and then you don’t have to put water in every single time you want coffee.  It’s so fast too!

Irish Coffee Eggnog 2

Pop the little coffee pod into the machine, shut the lid and press the button.

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BAM- coffee comes right out.  No cleaning grounds or changing filters or anything.  I love the Keurig for that.

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Okay, back to the recipe:  just add sugar to your coffee…

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… then add the coffee to some eggnog (I used low fat eggnog and it was just as good).

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We’re going to add some cheer to this drink- so you’ll need brandy (or this White Christmas blend) and Irish Cream liqueur.

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Add the Irish cream…

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… and the brandy.  Stir.  Done!

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You can pour it right into a glass and enjoy it with a little nutmeg sprinkled on top.  OR you can warm it slowly in a pan or in the microwave (or in individual mugs) to serve it as a hot beverage instead.  I liked mine HOT since it has been like zero degrees here in the mountains of Nevada.

Enjoy, Happy Friday, and Happy Holidays!!

Irish Coffee Eggnog

Yield: About 6 servings

Prep Time: 6 min

Cook Time: 2 min


2 cups prepared eggnog (light or regular)
1 cup brewed coffee
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1/3 cup Irish Cream liqueur
1/4 cup brandy (or White Christmas= brandy + rum)
ground nutmeg, for sprinkling on top


1. Pour the eggnog into a small pitcher or large measuring cup with a spout.

2. Stir the sugar into the coffee until dissolved. Let cool slightly. Then pour into the eggnog to combine. Stir in the Irish Cream and brandy. Warm, if desired, in small bursts in the microwave, or slowly in a saucepan on low heat... or serve at room temperature.

3. Pour into individual serving cups and sprinkle with nutmeg.


Disclosure:  There are Amazon affiliate links within this post.  I was not compensated for this post, but Keurig did send along their fabulous coffee maker for us to try.  We love, love, love it!

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  • Carla wrote:

    I remember my first time having Irish coffee in Ireland (and I didn’t realize what it was. Ha). I think this is by far the best way to enjoy eggnog!

  • angel wrote:

    This looks amazing !!

  • jann jones wrote:

    Ok, ya got me with the Irish, then the eggnog…. Im in heaven!!! No rum, tho, never developed a taste for it. Uh, if ya want to find a new home for the mini Keurig, send it my way, I’d love it. Birthday, Yule, and Christmas all in one! Lol.. My b’day is the 19th.. And i would love a Keurig. I make pots, half goes to waste…. Oh, while it’s in my head, if ya go looking at new appliances, blenders, etc, check out Ninja products, i have one, and it is SWEET!!! But do not, i mean DO NOT, touch a blade.. Those puppies are sharper than scalpels! Wow! I dont work for them, i am a retired optician, just love the product! Happy holidays!!!????????. Jann

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking wrote:

    This is such a perfect holiday drink to “cheers” to, Lori! Hope you’re having a lovely winter!

  • Julia wrote:

    This looks AMAZING! I have my last final tomorrow and will be drinking a couple of these tomorrow night in celebration 🙂

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks wrote:

    This is so my thing. I need a couple, at least 🙂

  • Liz @ Virtually Homemade wrote:

    I may just have this drink for happy hour tonight!!

  • Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet wrote:

    Eggnog, rum and coffee – count me in! Perfect for sipping while watching Christmas movies! Pinned! PS: Love your new Keurig!!