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A glass mug of bourbon eggnog topped with a slice of maple candied bacon, on a red and white napkin,

Bourbon Eggnog with Maple Candied Bacon

Eliza Cross
The sweet flavor of bourbon pairs perfectly with creamy eggnog, and is topped with a delectable strip of maple candied bacon. The rim of the mug is dipped in a delicious mixture of brown sugar, natural cane sugar and nutmeg for a sweet spicy accent with every sip.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Bacon Cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 850 kcal


  • glass mug
  • shot glass
  • long handled spoon
  • nutmeg grater (optional)


  • 1 teaspoon natural sugarcane crystals or Demerara sugar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg plus extra for sprinkling
  • 8 ounces eggnog
  • 1 ounce bourbon or whiskey
  • 1 strip Maple Candied Bacon (see Notes below)


  • Combine the natural sugar, brown sugar and nutmeg and spread out in a small saucer. Dip your finger in water and run it around the edge of the mug or glass to moisten. Dip the edge of the mug or glass in the sugar mixture.
  • Carefully pour the eggnog in the mug or glass, and add the bourbon.
  • Stir gently with a long handled spoon until blended. Sprinkle with grated nutmeg and serve.


Note: Here's the link to the Maple Candied Bacon recipe.
Leftover bourbon eggnog can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 


Serving: 9ozCalories: 850kcalCarbohydrates: 35.5gProtein: 43gFat: 52.9gSaturated Fat: 22.8gCholesterol: 245mgSodium: 1831mgPotassium: 939mgSugar: 22gCalcium: 316mgIron: 2mg
Keyword beverages, cocktails, holidays
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