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Rich and creamy, Santa’s Boozy Nightcap is a festive Christmas cocktail and a great way to spread holiday cheer! It’s simple to throw together in less than 5 minutes.

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Santa's Boozy Nightcap

I just love this cocktail. It’s luscious and decadent but easy to make. Easy is the key, especially this time of year!😲 (I’m not going to complain because I love my job. However, it’s hectic with everything else that happens in December.)

When I have friends over, I like to have a couple of ‘special’ cocktails to serve them, it makes the night extra special, in my opinion. This cocktail is a great after-dinner cocktail. It’s sweet, thick, and rich. It’s not really a cocktail that you would want to drink all night (in my opinion). 

If whiskey is your favorite, here are more Whiskey Christmas Drinks. A festive, creamy cocktail to celebrate the season is Baileys Eggnog.


I’ve been having fun testing cocktail recipes with Knucklenoggin Salted Caramel Whiskey. It’s so good on its own, more like a sipping liqueur than what you typically think of whiskey. And, you know if it’s good by itself, it’s really good mixed.

After first trying Salted Caramel Whiskey, I knew I wanted to mix it with eggnog. I finally got to test it. Wow! My instincts were right. It’s fantastic!


  1. Knucklenoggin Salted Caramel Whiskey.
  2. Eggnog. You can use homemade eggnog or store-bought. I recommend getting one that is flavored with cinnamon.
  3. Coffee. I also used regular coffee with no fancy flavors for the coffee. Actually, I brewed a little extra this morning and refrigerated it.
  4. Garnish. A simple salt rim is all this cocktail needs. I used caramel ice cream sauce and rimming salt
 Boozy Nightcap


With just three ingredients, it’s super simple to make this drink. I prefer to chill all the ingredients for a cocktail, but if they’re not chilled, it’s perfectly fine. When you shake them with ice, they’ll get cold.

Add salted caramel whiskey, coffee, and eggnog to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake it vigorously for about 30 seconds. Strain it into a pretty rock glass over ice and serve. 

That’s it, guys. I told you it was simple.

If you chose this cocktail recipe to serve to friends, you may also need appetizer recommendations. You’ve come to the right place! 😉

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  1. Hot Honey Brie Pecan Bites
  2. Baked Cranberry Brie Bites
  3. Muffuletta on a Stick
  4. Jarcuterie or Charcuterie
  5. Brie and Onion Bites
  6. French Quarter Pecan Cheese Spread 
  7. Stuffed Mushrooms


Boozy Nightcap


Rich and creamy, Santa’s Boozy Nightcap is a festive Christmas cocktail and a great way to spread holiday cheer!
Author: Paula
5 from 8 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 serving
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  • 4 ounces eggnog unflavored
  • 2 ounces coffee chilled
  • 1 ounce Knucklenoggin salted caramel whiskey
  • caramel sauce and salt for rim


  • Rim cocktail glass with caramel then salt.
  • In a shaker, add eggnog, coffee, and whiskey. Shake well.
  • Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 215mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    What a show-stopper! This is delicious. It’s so simple to put together and oh yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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