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Eggnog Shot | 12 Shots of Christmas

This is the eggnog shot. Yes, even something as innocent and child-pleasing as eggnog can be mixed with alcohol to become a fun drink for grown-ups only to enjoy during the holidays!

Vertical view of the layered shot with the tall glass in front

This is the sixth post in my 12 Shots of Christmas series. On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: one Eggnog shot, one After Eight shot, one Snowball shot, one Black Forest Cake shot, one Chocolate Raspberry Kiss shot and a shot named Peppermint Patty!

Eggnog was always a guilty pleasure for me. Why? Because my family used to serve it in a punch bowl with huge dollops of freshly whipped cream floating on top.  So, my glass of eggnog consisted of 1/2 of the golden liquid to 1/2 of whipped cream.  Yum.

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Of course, the grown-ups added some brandy or dark rum to their glasses and I used to sneak sips from my grandmother. Double yum.

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To layer or not to layer

Even though I’ve layered this shot, it is not necessary. I just like how it looks. And you have to admit, the golden color of the brandy looks beautiful over the eggnog.

I actually serve this shot with one of those eco friendly stirrers in it. Because if you down this shot without stirring it, the taste of the brandy can be very prominent. That might be fine, but if you stir the contents before downing it, you will appreciate the balance more. Leave me a comment if you have a different experience!

So, you can either layer this shot as I did, or you can fill a cocktail glass 1/4 way full with ice, add the ingredients to the shaker, shake for ten seconds and strain the liquid into a shot glass.

But what is the fun in that?

Not to be outdone

I’ve explained before that I love to watch the liquors of a layered shot switch places with each other. This is another case where that happens. Maybe it’s the mixologist in me, but I love what the liquor does when it switches places. In this eggnog shot, the brandy takes on little droplets of eggnog that make it look so pretty.

Let the party begin!

Helpful tips

  • Use either a cocktail spoon or regular iced coffee teaspoon. For the thin, tall shot glass, I have to use the iced coffee teaspoon because the cocktail spoon is too wide to fit in the glass
  • Always place the spoon bowl-side up in the glass, against the side
  • Using a pourer controls the pour, which is critical to layering any shot. But if you do use a pourer, just know that you will have to eyeball your quantities because in that case, they’re coming straight out of the bottle, unmeasured
  • As with all layered shots, you need to place the heaviest liquor on the bottom and work your way up to the lightest
  • This recipe is written for a one and a half ounce shot. If your shot glasses are larger, just eyeball one part brandy to five parts eggnog
A tall glass in front of a short one filled with eggnog and a light amber liquid on top
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

How to make eggnog shot

Step one

Gather the ingredients – Brandy and eggnog. Tools – shot glass and cocktail spoon.

Brandy and eggnog with some shot glasses behind it on the table

Step two

Pour 1/4 ounce of brandy in the shot glass.

Brandy poured in the glasses with the bottle in the background

Step three

Place the spoon bowl side up in and against the side of the glass. Slowly pour 1 and 1/4 ounces eggnog over the bowl of the spoon until it reaches near the top of the glass.

The eggnog poured into the glass switching places with the brandy, there is an eggnog carton in the background

Fun!  I love that they switched places!

Let’s look at it without the eggnog carton in the photo.

Vertical view of the creamy shot with the small glass in front and the tall one in back

Another vertical view!

Vertical view of the layered shot with the tall glass in front

I hope you enjoyed this eggnog shot! Don’t forget to stir it before you drink it or you may just want to live on the edge and down it as is.

And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!

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The tall glass with the eggnog on the bottom and brandy on the top - square

Eggnog shot

A fun and delicious shot to serve at your next holiday party!
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggnog, eggnog shot, holiday shot, layered shot
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 shot
Calories: 78kcal

Ingredients

  • .25 ounce brandy
  • 1.25 ounces eggnog

Instructions

  • Pour brandy in the shot glass
  • Take spoon and place in and against the glass and slowly pour the eggnog over the bowl of the spoon
  • Place a small plastic stirrer in the glass and mix the spirits before shooting
  • Stir
  • Shoot the shot
  • Enjoy
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Notes

These measurements are approximate. It’s okay to pour by eye!
Tips for Making the Eggnog Shot:
  • If you are going to layer this shot, either use a cocktail spoon or regular iced tea spoon – for the thin, tall shot glass, I have to use the iced tea spoon because the cocktail spoon is too wide to fit in the glass
  • Always place the spoon bowl side up in the glass, against the side
  • Using a pourer controls the pour, which is critical to layering any shot. But if you do use a pourer, just know that you will have to eyeball your quantities because in that case, they’re coming straight out of the bottle, unmeasured
  • As with all layered shots, you need to place the heaviest liquor on the bottom and work your way up to the lightest

Nutrition

Serving: 1shot | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 58mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 46mg
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14 Comments

  1. Adding this to our Christmas party bar!! Everyone’s going to love it – especially the layering. It makes shots look so elegant!

  2. Your photography is just amazing! This photo makes me so happy. I love these colors against the black background. Oh! And an eggnog brandy shot is most excellent, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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