There seems to be two camps around Christmastime—those who adore eggnog and those who abhor it. Naturally, we find ourselves on the side of adoration, but with all those soupy, sickeningly sweet variations available on marketplace shelves, we can see the haters’ point.
Haters: That’s not eggnog. Real eggnog is rich, velvety and frothed to perfection, a la our Santa’s Naughty or Nice Eggnog featured in the video above. So this year, brew your nog from home and don’t cut corners with cheap brandies or rum. Think of it this way—if you won’t drink it straight, it’ll probably spoil your concoction. Also keep in mind that spicy eggnog flavorings can easily go beyond the mug. Integrate leftovers into our cleverly delicious Eggnog Spice Bundt Cake, or harness its inspiration for an Eggnog Biscotti Cheesecake.