‘Tis The Season for Eggnog 2022

December 20, 2022

Nog Your Average Holiday Drink

Love it or hate it – 'tis the season for eggnog.
How Americans named the simple (yet odd) concoction of milk, eggs, and booze – and why you should be drinking it in a wooden mug.

Toasting History

Egg… What?

"Colonists referred to rum as grog; bartenders served rum in small wooden carved mugs called noggins. Thus the drink eventually became egg-n-grog and over time eggnog."

Dr. Fred Opie, food historian and Babson college professor. By the time the name “eggnog” gained popularity around 1800, the recipe was commonly made with milk, eggs, rum, and sugar.

Why a holiday drink?

Eggnog Fun Facts

If eggnog has raw eggs in it, why is it safe to drink? Store-bought eggnog is pasteurized (heat-treated to kill bacteria). If you make it at home, the FDA advises heating it because alcohol alone won’t make it safe… unless it’s like… George Washington strong.

by Jenna Lee,