Southern Redneck Eggnog Most Delicious You’ll Ever Drink

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Southern Redneck eggnog will be one of the most delicious eggnogs you’ll ever drink. We had some friends several years ago share the recipe for French Eggnog with us at a weekend retreat. It was a hit with everyone. Since then, it has become a must every year at our house, although it has had some “redneck” adjustments!

Glass of eggnog on display plate ready to drink

What are the origins of Eggnog?

Somewhere around the 13th century in medieval Britain “posset,” a hot, milky, ale-like drink was discovered. It’s still debated by culinary historians. It was originally served with figs and eggs, and favored by the monks. By the 18th century it’s name was stuck, “eggnog.”

Glass of Southern Redneck Eggnog ready to drink displayed with Christmas decorations.

Does Southern Redneck Eggnog have alcohol?

Southern Redneck Eggnog does… It has quite a good amount of alcohol. In fact that is how the egg yolks will actually be cooked. This will make it safe to ingest without conventional cooking. I personally have never been a fan of eggnog until I was introduced to this recipe.

After I took the regular bourbon out and went with the honey blend it became one of my holiday favorites. The only thing that made it even better was coconut rum, too! Let me just say that fixing it is one of the highlights of the season.

Honey Bourbon and Coconut Rum are with eggs that already have them added.
This is eggs with alcohol added while waiting to “cook” / thicken up. This is the alcohol I use in my eggnog. Brand may vary, but types stay the same. If you like less sweet, use regular bourbon and/or rum.

Spices in Southern Redneck Nog

Spices in redneck eggnog are virtually nonexistent. I am not a fan of nutmeg…AT ALL. Never have been, don’t think I ever will be. I figured out why I had always hated eggnog – nutmeg! Now, that I make my own, well I probably like it better than I should. This is because redneck eggnog is the most delicious you’ll ever drink.

When does Southern Redneck Eggnog get made?

Well, at least once to three times a holiday season. When we have our annual holiday baking day, it has been known to make an appearance. By the time we are done with coffee and on phase 2 or 3, while we are pulling goodies out of the oven or plating for delivery.

We have several parties that we attend or host with groups of friends and this is a request by several every year. If I make enough, I try to stash an extra glass to ring in the new year with, after my glass of bubbly.



Display palte with eggnog ready for serving.

Southern Redneck Eggnog

Creamy, rich, delicious eggnog that will be the hit of the Christmas season!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 450 kcal


  • 6 Eggs Separated
  • 1/2 Gallon Milk
  • 1/2 Gallon Vanilla Ice Cream Set out to soften
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Optional – I do use (probably less than 1 tsp.)
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg Optional – I DO NOT use
  • 1 c. Honey Bourbon American Honey / Evan Williams Honey
  • 1/2 c. Coconut Rum Parrot Bay / Burnett's
  • 1/2 c. Sugar


Egg Step

  • Place the egg whites in the fridge. Small mixing bowl – stir the yolks thoroughly until smooth. Slowly add alcohol while stirring.* Set aside for 15-20 minutes to thicken.

Structure of the Eggnog

  • Large mixing bowl add milk, and sugar mix till dissolved. Add softened ice cream. Beat until smooth. Slowly add egg yolk mixture while stirring/mixing constantly. Add vanilla and stir. Top by sprinkling spices on top when finished.

Optional Step**

  • Use the cold egg whites. Put them in a mixing bowl, beat until stiff. fold into the mixture.



* If you add alcohol to quickly it will cook the eggs too quickly and it will leave pieces of cooked egg in your mixture. So go slow and stir constantly.  
** I have never used the egg whites in my Redneck Eggnog version.


Serving: 6ozCalories: 450kcal
Keyword Alcohol, Christmas cocktail, cocktail recipe, coconut rum, eggnog, honey bourbon/whiskey, Winter Cocktail, Winter drink
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17 thoughts on “Southern Redneck Eggnog Most Delicious You’ll Ever Drink”

    • I’m not sure you will want a teenager to drink this recipe. But if you temper the eggs, then maybe add a little rum flavoring and maybe a cup and a half of coconut water it would work. I will have to play with a non-alcohol version for next holiday season.


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