If you're going with just a basic coffee, you can pretty much mix it with any kind of liquor you want. Baileys and coffee-flavored liqueurs like Kahlua are most often used, but if you're looking for something with a little more of a kick, you can also spike it with bourbon, whiskey, and rum.
Similarly, it is asked, what kind of rum goes best with eggnog?
But what kind of liquor should you use for spiking your eggnog? Almost everyone agrees that brown liquors are the way to go, but beyond that, the consensus breaks down. Bourbon, cognac and dark rum each have vocal adherents, while others vote for some combination of two of those, or even all three.
What alcohol is traditionally used in eggnog?
Alcohol used in different national and regional versions of eggnog include brandy, cognac, bourbon, whiskey, sherry, rum and grain alcohol.
Do you put whiskey or rum in eggnog?
In this round, we pitted the original brandy and rum choices against both the sweeter bourbon of Maker's Mark and the spicy rye whiskey that is High West Double Rye. The Maker's Mark profile led to an eggnog that is more in line with the brandy, it simply added that whiskey kick to the eggnog.