National Eggnog Day
Celebrated on December 24th every year. The day is celebrated to appreciate and enjoy the dairy-based velvety-textured beverage, Eggnog.
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Why National Eggnog Day?
National Eggnog Day is celebrated to appreciate and enjoy the dairy-based velvety-textured beverage, which is also sometimes prepared with added alcohol of any choice. The traditional recipe includes milk, cream, sugar, beaten eggs and spices. The type of alcohol added depends on the country and alcohol availability and popularity. People either love Eggnogs or hate them. It is always linked to holidays and it is apt to celebrate National Eggnog Day on Christmas Eve and enjoy the drink.
How to celebrate National Eggnog Day?
- Post interesting facts of Eggnog, its history and also a picture with eggnog in one hand on social media using hashtag #NationalEggnogDay
- Eggnogs are readily available in stores throughout December and so you can buy one and enjoy with friends and family.
- Homemade eggnogs taste best as compared to store-bought ones and so try making one this National Eggnog Day, and enjoy the chilled drink with family. Adults can enjoy alcohol variety of the beverage.
- Have a gathering of friends and family and enjoy a glass or two of the Eggnog drink and give a toast to Christmas and the holidays!!
- Try out this Eggnog recipe(alcohol variety) this National Eggnog Day. This is one of the tastiest recipes!!
6 large eggs separated
2 cups whole milk
3 cups heavy cream
¾ cup fine sugar
½ cup bourbon
¼ cup dark rum
¼ cup cognac
freshly grated nutmeg for garnishing
Beat egg yolks in a large bowl until pale and thick. Gradually beat in the sugar. Add milk and 2cups cream. Mix in the alcohols and refrigerate up to a day.
Before serving whisk egg whites till stiff peaks. Gently fold into the eggnog mix. Also, whisk the 1 cup cream until stiff peaks and fold into the eggnog. Serve in glasses and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
Interesting facts on National Eggnog Day:
- History of eggnog dates back to the 13th century in medieval Britain. Its first version is believed to be “posset”, a hot, milky, ale-like drink. Monks used to drink posset with eggs and figs. At that period milk, eggs and Sherry were foods of the wealthy in Britain and so eggnog was used as toast to prosperity and good health.
- Later as eggnog recipe entered America, they modified its recipe with usage of rum from the Carribeans, with the readily available milk and eggs. So it became a popular drink in America by 1700s.
- In Puerto Rico, coconut milk is used and eggs are left out and the drink is called coquito. In Mexico, it became more flavorful with the addition of Mexican cinnamon and vanilla with rum or grain alcohol and is called Rompope. In Peru is made with Peruvian brandy called Cisco.
- The Eggnog Riot: In 1862, during a Christmas party at the U.S. military academy in New York, drunken cadets got involved in a brawl after drinking excessive amounts of eggnog. This event is popularly called the Eggnog Riot.
- America’s first President George Washington penned down his heavy-on-the-alcohol eggnog recipe in 1789, which is quite famous to date.
- Eggnog was recommended to treat Malaria in the 1800s.
- 4-ounce cup of eggnog has 170 calories, 10g fat, and 70mg cholesterol.
History of National Eggnog Day:
The origin of the celebration of National Eggnog Day is unknown.