This coconut bourbon coffee nog is a cold, creamy, spiced milk drink perfect for the holiday season. Get your booze and caffeine kick at the same time!
When I first turned 21, I thought white russians were the best drink on the planet (speaking of, this gingerbread white russian is perfect for the holidays!). God, that’s such a 21 year old thing to say. Just thinking about drinking them in college at the dive bar makes me cringe now. Not because they’re not delicious, I actually quite like them, but because they have no business in a college kid’s drink selection. That’s just asking for trouble later on in the night.
Creamy, milky, booze filled drinks belong solely in the “after dinner, at a table with a tablecloth, surrounded by adults” world not the “let’s pre-game in our rooms, hit the bar before the frat party and dance half naked at a club until it closes” world.
Thankfully, I wised up quickly in that regard, probably because $5 pitchers were way more in line with a college budget than white russians. But hey, I’m just thankful it happened before things went sour. Sour as in sour milk, get it? Moving on…
This coconut bourbon coffee nog is basically a festive white russian meets eggnog meets latte. It’s kind of everything I love in life right in that small little glass and the details are all below on how to make it.
But first! Let’s check out some of the other holiday inspired cocktails from some of my favorite blogging gals.
We teamed up this month to bring you guys 5 cocktails that will be sure to make any holiday party or just a cozy night next to the fire a little better.
Festive Hot Toddies – Fit Foodie Finds
Warm your soul with a homemade hot toddy! This adult beverage mixes cinnamon whisky with apple cider and citrus for a delicious winter drink!
Sparkling Vodka Cranberry with Lime – Eating Bird Food
A light holiday cocktail made with vodka, cranberry juice, lime and fizzy sparkling water. Toss a few cranberries on top for a festive drink you’ll want to enjoy all season.
Snickerdoodle Martini – Food Faith Fitness
This easy, 3 ingredient martini tastes like a snickerdoodle cookie! It’s a creamy, healthier and dairy-free cocktail that is perfect to serve on Christmas!
Yuletide Moon Holiday Cocktail – Cotter Crunch
A festive red holiday cocktail recipe to spice up your party and gatherings! Yuletide Moon is a red wine and bourbon holiday cocktail in an old fashioned glass. Made with cherries, spices, and a bit of maple syrup on the rocks. Tis DIVINE!
Those look great, right? I know. I want them all.
So this coconut bourbon coffee nog all starts with the spiced milk. It’s a simple coconut milk steeped with holiday spices and just a weeee little bit of sugar (add more if you like things sweet) and once it’s cooled, basically rivals a booze-less eggnog. The recipe makes more spiced milk than you’ll use for two cocktails so store it in the fridge and I highly suggest using it as coffee creamer in the morning. OMG. Seriously SO GOOD.
But the real magic happens when you shake it up with some bourbon, some cold brew concentrate (I hoard the Trader Joe’s one in my pantry) and ice. Pour that liquid magic into a glass, preferably one with a big ass ice cube (I have this ice cube tray), sit your butt down at that adult table adorned with some fancy holiday tablecloth and sip away because you’re not a 21 year old college kid and it’s totally acceptable.
This coconut chai hot toddy isn’t a bad option either for more creamy coconut deliciousness!
Coconut Bourbon Coffee Nog
For the spiced coconut milk
- 15 ounces coconut milk light or full fat will work
- 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut sugar for a sweeter drink, adjust accordingly
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
For the coconut bourbon coffee nog
- 7 ounces spiced coconut milk
- 4 ounces bourbon
- 3 ounces cold brew concentrate
For the spiced coconut milk:
Combine the coconut milk and sugar in a small sauce pot over medium heat. Whisk until sugar dissolves.
Add spices to the pot and bring to a low simmer stirring frequently. Simmer on low for 5 minutes then remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks and store in jar or bottle in the refrigerator. Makes an excellent coffee creamer!
For the coconut bourbon coffee nog:
Combine the spiced milk, bourbon and coffee concentrate in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain the ice and pour into 2 glasses. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.