The bourbon eggnog fizz cocktail is a great hybrid drink for people who can’t decide between spiked eggnog and a glass of bubbly champagne. Not that we think this choice is fair because we love them both and both are equally perfect for holiday celebrations. We do tend to think of champagne as the default beverage for New Year’s Eve but there is no reason that it can’t be accompanied by some eggnog and even a touch of bourbon. Because egg nog (yes, we used the store bought) is so sweet, we like to use a dry champagne for this recipe.
We also couldn’t resist pairing the white drink with our midnight black cocktail rim sugar for that elegant tuxedo effect. This sugar adds a dramatic garnish that makes a statement and we love it for New Year’s Eve.
Fair warning, though, that this rim sugar is HIGHLY color saturated, to give it its vibrant tone. So , yes, your tongue might get some temporary color.Print
For the Cocktail:
1 oz. Bourbon
4 oz. Eggnog
2 oz. Champagne
For the Rim:
1 Tablespoon corn syrup or simple syrup
Pour a tablespoon or two of the rimming sugar into a shallow dish. Brush the edges of a tall champagne flute with the simple or corn syrup and roll it around in the sugar. Place in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes to set.
Add the bourbon and eggnog to a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake well. Pour into the prepared glass and top with the champagne.