Thanks for the tip! I'll be spending the season in Sonoma, right next door!Here's one for an eggnog lover and a sweet tooth! Kollar Chocolates offers Holiday Truffles featuring eggnog, among other flavors. Located in Yountville, they're in the heart of Napa Valley. A visit would be great after stops at all the nearby wineries
@AndyHall should like that....very piratical, considering he lives and writes about blockade runners off Galveston Island! Hey, Andy, how much grog can you carry in a baaaaaarge?
So you have some eggnog in the refrigerator! Now that's what I like to hear!Now that's a thought ! I might try that for breakfast tomorrow.
That's awesome MaryDee! If you visit Kollar Chocolates, please tell us what you think! Have a great trip!!Thanks for the tip! I'll be spending the season in Sonoma, right next door!
Look at you getting all serious on me! Who are you and what have you done with my bestie, Lori Ann? Just kidding! You know your stuff and you have a great sense of humor!!Egg nog used to have brandy or sherry in the recipe, according to food history professor Frederick Douglass Opie, and the purpose was to keep the drink from spoiling. But when it reached the US colonies in the 18th century, the much more affordable rum was used. (So you're all drinking The People's Nog. )
As for the name? It used to be called "egg-n-grog", which I think I now have to adopt.
"What about the name — eggnog? Opie writes that the term is a combination of two colonial slang words — rum was referred to as grog and bartenders served it in small wooden mugs called noggins. The drink first became known as egg-n-grog and later as eggnog."
Thanks for the post. Sounds like something I can drink to drown out the in laws.View attachment 169540I’ve often wondered why humans ever thought drinking a spiced and spiked egg-yolk-and-milk mixture was a good idea. I mean that just doesn’t sound very appetizing to me. Nonetheless, I was coaxed into trying it many years ago and it has become an essential part of my holidays. And I’m not alone. Eggnog has charmed drinkers for nearly a millennium.
Culinary historians still debate its exact lineage, but most agree eggnog originated from the early medieval Britain “posset,” a hot, milky, ale-like drink. Our forefathers certainly loved their holiday eggnog. George Washington even penned his own famous heavy-on-the-alcohol eggnog recipe. Unfortunately he must have enjoyed a few cups before he wrote it down because he forgot to record the exact number of eggs in his recipe. Cooks in his era estimated a dozen would do.
George Washington’s Heavy-on-the-Alcohol Eggnog
One quart cream, one quart milk, one dozen tablespoons sugar, one pint brandy, 1/2 pint rye whiskey, 1/2 pint Jamaica rum, 1/4 pint sherry—mix liquor first, then separate yolks and whites of eggs, add sugar to beaten yolks, mix well. Add milk and cream, slowly beating. Beat whites of eggs until stiff and fold slowly into mixture. Let set in cool place for several days. Taste frequently.
There are lots of variations on eggnog today. Please share some of your favorites!
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