The frothy and creamy Eggnog is a holiday favorite in England, Canada, and America. This winter beverage is made with milk, cream, and sugar. It also contains whipped egg yolks and whites. The drink is available in many different versions, with alcohols such as rum, brandy, and whiskey. It is often flavored with molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, or dried pumpkin. There’s also nut nog or soy nog, which are versions of the drink for lactose-intolerant people and vegans. Eggnog is for everyone!
How to make Eggnog
While Eggnog can be found in many grocery stores, the majority of people prefer to make their own Eggnog. Eggnog traditionally uses raw eggs. However, many people cook their eggs instead to avoid a potentially dangerous concoction.
The egg yolks and whites are usually separated into two separate bowls. The yolks of the eggs are combined with other ingredients such as sugar, salt, and heavy cream or whipped crème, milk, coconut milk, or even an alcoholic drink.
When the bowls are combined, they must be thoroughly mixed to achieve a fluffy texture. The final mixture can be chilled or kept in the refrigerator until it’s served. At that point, it may be topped off with cinnamon or nutmeg.
Where does Eggnog originate?
The drink is based on Posset. Possess a medieval British glass that is made from hot milk curdled in wine or ale. Sometimes, eggs are added. In the Middle Ages, Posset served as a remedy for colds and flu.
Posset also inspires Eggnog. Take the Tom and Jerry. This is a Midwestern holiday tradition. This holiday beverage is made with rum, milk or warm water, spiced eggs, sugar, and beaten egg whites. Would Eggnog taste the same under any other name? We believe so! Check out more weird cocktail names!
What is the nog all about?
The egg is a clear indicator that Eggnog contains eggs. What about Nog? Eggnog is also a term used historically in England to describe a strong ale. Nog has an unclear origin, but it could be related to Noggin, a time for a drinking container dating back to the 1500s.
This Noggin is likely the origin of the mug (because heads looked like mugs), such as “Don’t bump you noggin after too much eggnog!” Lead was first used in boxing slang in the late 1700s.
Even the simplest pleasures are not without mystery.