Rich and Creamy Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch Recipe

Are you in the mood for a festive and warming drink this holiday season? Look no further than this Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch recipe! This recipe combines the classic flavors of eggnog and Irish coffee, with a little twist. The added punch comes from a hint of instant coffee powder and brown sugar, giving you an explosion of flavors in one delicious beverage.

Whether you are looking for a cozy night in or hosting a holiday gathering, this recipe is perfect for any occasion. You’ll love how easy it is to make and how quickly you can put it together. So, grab your favorite mug, cozy up by the fire, and allow me to guide you through the steps to making the perfect Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch
Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch

Do you want to impress your guests with a drink that will warm their hearts and taste buds? Look no further than the Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch! This delightful cocktail combines the rich, creamy flavors of eggnog with the bold coffee notes of Irish coffee to create a drink that is unrivaled in flavor and sophistication. Here’s why you’ll love this recipe:

Firstly, it’s a drink that can be enjoyed both hot or cold. Whether it’s cold outside and you want something warm to sip while snuggled up inside, or you want a refreshing cocktail on a hot summer day, this drink is perfect for all occasions.

Secondly, the combination of Irish whiskey and eggnog provides a sophisticated twist on the classic holiday eggnog. The whiskey adds just enough of an alcoholic kick without being overwhelming, while the cream liqueur adds richness and depth to the drink.

Thirdly, this recipe is easy to make and requires only a few basic ingredients. You don’t need any fancy equipment or hard-to-find ingredients – just mix together some hot brewed coffee, eggnog, Irish whiskey, and cream liqueur, and you’re ready to go!

Finally, this cocktail also offers plenty of room for customization. Don’t like whiskey? Substitute with rum or Cognac! Prefer your drinks sweeter? Add extra brown sugar or whipped cream on top. With so much room for variation, you can make this recipe your own.

In summary, the Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch is a versatile and delicious cocktail that will impress any guest at any occasion. Its unique combination of flavors and easy recipe make it perfect for both novice and experienced bartenders alike. So why not give it a try? Your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 Warm up with a cozy mug of Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch!
Warm up with a cozy mug of Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch!

Get Ready To Make Some Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch!

But before we start the recipe, we need to ensure that our pantry is well-stocked. Here are the ingredients required for this boozy and delicious punch.

  • Brewed coffee: 1 cup
  • Brown sugar: ¼ cup firmly packed
  • Instant coffee powder: 3 tablespoons
  • Ground cinnamon: 2 tsp
  • Ground nutmeg: ½ tsp
  • Irish whiskey: 1 quart (32 oz)
  • Irish cream liqueur: 1 quart (32 oz)
  • Eggnog recipe (homemade or store-bought): 2 quarts (64 oz)
  • Whipped cream: optional, for topping

Note: If you’d like to make this punch non-alcoholic, simply omit the whiskey and liqueur and add more eggnog instead.

The Recipe How-To

 Sip on the perfect holiday blend of coffee, eggnog, whiskey and spices.
Sip on the perfect holiday blend of coffee, eggnog, whiskey and spices.

Now that you have all the ingredients on hand, it’s time to get started with our Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch recipe. This creamy and delicious drink is perfect for any holiday gathering or cozy night in.

Preparation Time

Before starting, make sure that all ingredients are at room temperature. The overall preparation time for this recipe is approximately 20-25 minutes.

Step One: Making the Eggnog Base

To start, we will make the eggnog base for our punch. In a large bowl, whisk together two eggs and one cup of granulated sugar until well combined. Next, add in three cups of whole milk and two cups of heavy cream. Mix well and transfer the mixture to a saucepan. Heat the mixture over medium heat and stir continuously. Do not allow the mixture to boil. After about five minutes, remove from heat and let cool.

Pro Tip: For those who prefer a non-alcoholic version of this drink, omit the Irish whiskey and substitute rum or cognac-flavored syrup instead.

Step Two: Adding in the Coffee

In a separate saucepan, use slow heat to boil two quarts of brewed coffee until half of it remains (or about two cups). Then mix 1/4 – 1/2 cup brown sugar along with 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder to the hot brewed coffee mixture along with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg.

Step Three: Adding in Irish Cream Liqueur

Once cooled, combine the brewed coffee mixture, eggnog base mixture with two ounces of Irish whiskey and one ounce of Irish cream liqueur in a punch bowl.

Pro Tip: For those who prefer their drinks extra boozy, add additional shots or liqueur to your liking.

Step Four: Mixing It Up

Mix all ingredients thoroughly until smooth consistency forms.

Pro Tip: For an extra layer of flavor, add a scoop or two of your favorite flavor ice cream in each glass before serving.

Step Five: Serving

Finally, ladle the Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch into glasses or mugs lined with whipped cream and sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top for added garnish!

This recipe yields roughly ten servings so there will be plenty to go around! Serve alongside your favorite holiday treats or snacks for an unforgettable beverage experience your family and friends will surely love!

Substitutions and Variations

 A festive twist on a classic cocktail that will impress your guests.
A festive twist on a classic cocktail that will impress your guests.

One of the best things about making cocktails and punches is the ability to make adjustments and substitutions to suit your personal taste preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations for the Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch recipe that you can try:

– Instead of using coffee ice cream, you can try vanilla or chocolate ice cream instead. You can also opt for dairy-free alternatives such as almond or coconut ice cream.

– If you don’t have instant coffee powder, you can substitute it with strong brewed coffee or espresso.

– For a non-alcoholic version, you can omit the Irish whiskey and use rum extract instead. Alternatively, you can replace the alcohol with more coffee or homemade eggnog.

– If you want a stronger coffee flavor, increase the amount of instant coffee powder or use a dark roast brewed coffee.

– To make it less sweet, reduce the amount of brown sugar used or omit it altogether.

– If you want to spice it up, add a dash of cayenne pepper or chili powder to give it a subtle kick.

– Instead of using whipped cream, you can top it with marshmallows, grated chocolate or crushed candy canes.

Remember, experimenting with different variations is part of the fun when it comes to making drinks at home. Use these suggestions as a guide to create a style that’s uniquely yours!

Serving and Pairing

 Create the perfect party atmosphere with a steaming hot pot of this delicious drink.
Create the perfect party atmosphere with a steaming hot pot of this delicious drink.

After you have prepared the luscious Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch, it’s now the perfect time to serve and pair it with some delightful snacks. This coffee eggnog can be served in a festive holiday mug or a classic tumbler to appreciate its rich texture and flavors.

If you’re looking for delicious treats to pair with your Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch, try coffee ice cream, chocolate cookies, or spiced nuts. They combine well with this warming and soothing beverage, heightening the festive flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, and Irish whiskey.

For more intensely flavored food pairings, you might want to try a pumpkin spice cake or an apple pie! The warm spices of the coffee eggnog punch complement perfectly with the aromas of cinnamon and clove in these two desserts. Additionally, if you prefer an alcoholic drink pairing, you can never go wrong with rum or cognac-based cocktails.

Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch is also a great starter drink that prepares your taste buds for heavier alcoholic drinks or as an after-dinner cocktail that closes out a festive evening. Don’t forget to top off your glass with dollops of whipped cream that balance out the rich and robust qualities of the drink.

No matter how it’s served, this Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch is an excellent choice for a festive gathering or cozy night at home.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect drink to enjoy fireside on a cold winter's night.
The perfect drink to enjoy fireside on a cold winter’s night.

If you’re looking for a stress-free entertaining beverage, then you’ll love this Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch recipe. Fortunately, this recipe is perfect for making ahead of time as it needs to be chilled for 4-24 hours to allow the flavors to meld together.

After the punch has chilled, you can transfer it into a large bowl or pitcher with an airtight lid and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. It’s perfect for making in advance of your holiday gatherings or any celebration.

When reheating the punch, use a stove-top method rather than a microwave so that the ingredients blend well together. To reheat, simply heat the punch in a saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally until heated through.

If you find yourself with leftover punch, don’t despair! This delicious Irish Coffee Eggnog mixture can also be transformed into individual cocktail servings. Simply pour the punch into ice cube trays and freeze overnight before transferring them to an airtight container or freezer bag. These frozen cubes can be stored for up to two weeks and used as ice cubes for coffee cocktails or festive spiked eggnog drinks.

Regardless of how you serve your Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch, this indulgent and creamy drink is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Creamy, frothy, and full of flavor - a treat for your taste buds!
Creamy, frothy, and full of flavor – a treat for your taste buds!

To make the perfect Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch, here are some tips that will help you to get everything just right.

First, when using eggs in the recipe, make sure to mix them thoroughly before adding them to the mixture. You want the consistency to be uniform and smooth, and you don’t want any lumps of egg whites or yolks.

Next, be sure to use fresh ingredients like milk and cream for best results. It will make a big difference in the taste of your punch if you use fresh products rather than those that may have been sitting in your fridge for a while.

Another tip is to use a dark roast coffee for this recipe. The strong, rich flavor of a dark roast will really complement the sweetness of the eggnog and bring out the flavors of the Irish whiskey and cream liqueur.

To add an extra kick to your punch, consider spiking it with a little rum or Cognac. This is especially nice if you’re serving this drink at a holiday party or other festive occasion.

Finally, be sure to garnish your Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch with fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or nutmeg. Not only does this make the presentation look more beautiful, but it also adds an extra layer of flavor that complements the other ingredients perfectly.

With these tips in mind, you can create a delicious and memorable homemade eggnog cocktail that will impress all your friends and family. Cheers!


Moving on to the FAQ section, I have compiled a list of questions that I’ve received from fellow coffee and cocktail lovers. In this section, I’ll be answering some common queries you might have about the Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch recipe. Whether you’re uncertain about which type of coffee powder to use or want to know how long it keeps in the fridge, read on for my helpful tips and explanations!

What alcohol mixes best with eggnog?

When it comes to adding alcohol to your eggnog, the traditional ingredient is brandy. However, you can switch things up a bit and use a blend of dark rum and Cognac to elevate your drink. If you prefer a stronger kick, you could try adding a splash of bourbon, although we suggest sticking to rum and Cognac to maintain the distinct flavors of the classic eggnog recipe. This way, you can enjoy a delicious and balanced drink that still has a bit of a boozy kick.

What is Irish eggnog made of?

Are you ready for a delicious and creamy drink that is perfect for those chilly nights? Let me share with you my recipe for an Irish Cream Latte that will surely warm you up. Take one egg, a shot of Irish cream liqueur and some Irish whiskey and whisk them together until smooth. In a separate saucepan, heat two cups of whole milk but make sure not to boil it using a slow cooker as it will overcook the eggs. Now, pour the hot milk over the egg mixture while continuously stirring to ensure everything is mixed properly. Finally, pour your delicious Irish Cream Latte into your favorite mug and enjoy!

Is eggnog mixed with coffee good?

The mix of eggnog and coffee may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of beverage pairings, but it’s a combination that shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s a unique way to savor the flavors of the season and step out of the box with your coffee choices. If you’re a fan of seasonal coffee drinks, you’ll definitely want to try out my other specialties like the Gingerbread Latte, Iced Chai Latte, and Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Will eggnog curdle in coffee?

When it comes to adding alcohol to our beloved coffee, we all have our preferred choices. But it’s important to keep in mind that the combination of heat and alcohol can lead to curdling. Thus, it’s best to err on the side of caution by adding only a small amount of both eggnog and alcohol to your coffee. So, let’s proceed with a light hand when it comes to adding the booze in order to enjoy the perfect warm and comforting cup of coffee with a touch of spirit.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch recipe is a must-try if you are a fan of traditional holiday drinks with an exciting twist. The combination of Irish whiskey, eggnog, and coffee create a flavor so delectable that it will leave an imprint in your taste buds.

As we have mentioned earlier, the recipe is easy to make with simple ingredients that you can easily find in your local store. Additionally, the recipe is versatile and can be adjusted to accommodate your taste preference.

Therefore, embrace the spirit of the festive season with this irresistible Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch. Whether you are serving guests during a holiday party or you are enjoying some quiet time by yourself, this recipe provides the perfect indulgence for any occasion. So go ahead and give it a try – it’s guaranteed to warm your heart and put a smile on your face!

Irish Coffee Eggnog Punch Recipe

Christmas cheer! This is rich, elegant and delicious. Easy to double or triple for a holiday open house. Recipe is from Leisure Arts.

  • 2 quarts eggnog
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup Irish whiskey
  • 1 quart coffee ice cream
  1. Combine first five ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Beat at low speed until smooth; stir in whiskey.
  3. Chill 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Pour into a punch bowl.
  5. Top punch with scoops of ice cream.
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