Kentucky Eggnog Spike

Kentucky Eggnog Spike

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Dawn Lindhorst


I got this recipe years ago from Gourmet Magazine. I make it for Christmas presents and put it in little glass bottles with Christmas oraments tied to them. Even eggnog haters have been converted after drinking eggnog with this spike.


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6 with eggnog
20 Min


  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    dark rum
  • 1 c
  • 1
    vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
  • 1
    whole nutmeg
  • 2
    large cinnamon sticks
  • 7
    whole cloves

How to Make Kentucky Eggnog Spike


  1. Pour bourbon,rum and brandy into 1-quart botttle.
  2. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into bourbon mixture; add pod to bottle.
  3. Using mortar and pestle or bottom of heavy skillet, crack whole nutmeg into 4 or 5 pieces.
  4. Add nutmeg pieces, cinnamon sticks and cloves to mixture.
  5. Cork bottle tightly. Let stand in cool,dark place for 1 week. Can be prepared 3 months in advance.

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About Kentucky Eggnog Spike

Course/Dish: Other Drinks

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