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Drunken Rudolf

close up shot of glasses of drunken Rudolf topped with whipped cream and garnished with a maraschino cherry and rosemary
This Drunken Rudolf is a fun alcoholic drink with an adorable reindeer face featuring hot chocolate, creamy vanilla ice cream, whiskey and Irish cream.
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 709 kcal


  • 6 ounces whole milk
  • 1.25 ounces hot cocoa mix
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 ½ ounces Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur
  • ½ ounce Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

For the Garnish

  • Squirt whip topping
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Fresh rosemary twigs


  • In a large coffee mug, add 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream, Bailey’s Irish cream liqueur and the Fireball cinnamon whiskey. Set aside.
  • In a microwave safe, glass 2 cup measuring cup with a spout, pour in the whole milk and heat on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds (or longer if you desire your hot cocoa to be hotter). Carefully remove it from the microwave and add the contents of your hot cocoa packet to the hot milk. Stir until no lumps remain.
  • Carefully pour the hot cocoa into the large coffee mug with the ice cream and alcohol.
  • Garnish with a full topping of squirt whip cream, 2 sprigs of rosemary for the antlers and 1 maraschino cherry for the nose.


PRO TIP: I like to use the specialty individual hot cocoa packet mixes for drinks like these, or if I am only making one at a time, but feel free to make whatever hot chocolate brand you enjoy. The goal is to have 6 ounces of hot cocoa. Remember that different brands come in different size packets, or even as a bulk container. Not to worry, just follow the packet for a single serving.
PRO TIP: As always, you can make this a non-alcoholic version by just omitting the Baileys Irish Cream and the Fireball Whiskey. The kiddies and grown-ups alike will have fun with this holiday drink. Quick tip: put cinnamon sticks as antlers for the non-alcoholic versions so that no one drinks the wrong one.  


Calories: 709kcalCarbohydrates: 82gProtein: 11gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 480mgPotassium: 487mgFiber: 2gSugar: 74gVitamin A: 835IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 397mgIron: 1mg