This White Christmas recipe is a nice alternative to mix up for guests who are not extremely fond of Eggnog. It adds a little flavor to the holiday favorite via a delicious white chocolate liqueur and the fruity flavor of Southern Comfort. This takes some of the 'egginess' out of the eggnog and makes a very approachable drink.
This recipe is a nice way to spice up a store-bought nog as well. It's best to use a well-chilled eggnog and, if you want, you can also add a few ice cubes to cool and water it down just a little.
Tip: The White Christmas also looks great in a cocktail glass, in which case this recipe could easily serve two. Yet, you might want to go up to 2 ounces of Southern Comfort and 1 ounce chocolate liqueur.
More Tips for Making a Great White Christmas
The Eggnog. The most important ingredient in this drink is the eggnog.
It is very easy to make from scratch and can be made a few different ways.
The quickest way is how eggnog is made in many bars around the holidays. It simply involves milk, syrup, and an egg yolk. You can even add the Southern Comfort and chocolate liqueur in the shaker and skip the full 4 ounces of eggnog this recipe calls for.
The other option will create a large batch of an eggnog base that you can use in this recipe. It requires a little more work but is nice to have in the refrigerator and it's a great way to serve the White Christmas to guests. Simply use this homemade eggnog recipe and skip the brandy.
The White Chocolate Liqueur. Chocolate liqueur is relatively common, white chocolate liqueur is not. In fact, your best bet is to turn to the famous chocolate company, Godiva. Their liqueurs are as rich and creamy as their chocolates and they are one of the few producers who offer a white chocolate option.
- Try the White Chocolate Vanilla Cream from Mozart. This Austrian company makes two fantastic chocolate liqueurs - dark and white - that rival Godiva, but they are a little more difficult to find.
- Many Irish cream producers offer a white chocolate version that will also work in the White Christmas. This is primarily true of small brands straight from Ireland, so you may have to do some digging to find one.
The nice part about this cocktail is the timing. Many liquor stores will stock a specialty liqueur like white chocolate specifically for the holidays. Look around and see what you can find or ask if they plan to get a suitable option in stock before Christmas.
The Southern Comfort. Southern Comfort is a favorite 'whiskey' for many drinkers, though it's technically a liqueur. There really is no substitute for it because it has such a unique taste, so it's best to simply pick up a bottle and enjoy it in the White Christmas.