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Eggnog history.

One version says that nog derives from an Old English word for strong beer, hence 'noggin.' Another version attributes the name to Colonial America where colonists referred to thick drinks as 'grog' and eggnog as 'egg-and-grog'." The name literally means "eggs inside a small cup."
George Washington liked to use three different types of liquor in his nog: Rye whiskey, rum, sherry. It's been said that nobody could tell a lie after having a few cups of that.
What do you think of eggnog?


Asked by SweetLuci at 9:36 AM on Dec. 21, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (10)
  • Excellent with Butterscotch Schnapps


    Answer by Sisteract at 1:14 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • yum!

    my kids love it too- I have to make limits on how much they are allowed to have in one day or they will drink ALL of it right away. Because of that I only buy it a couple times a year

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:35 AM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • I've only had the non-alcoholic version of it, but I like it. It's not a family tradition so I don't LOVE it; it's just not something we made a big deal growing up.

    Answer by SAHM_USAF at 10:52 AM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • I love it. It's one of the special traditions of Christmas for me.

    Comment by SweetLuci (original poster) at 9:37 AM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • Love the stuff, but now it gives me a stomach ache if I drink it (I have to drink low-fat or fat-free milk), so unless I find a version that's less fattening, no more for me. :( Oh, only drink the non-alcholic version.

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 11:14 AM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • it's ok- I put it in my coffee or bake with it.

    Answer by chefjen at 12:09 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • I had tried for several years to find an eggnog cake recipe and ended up with this. It is delicious.
    Eggnog Cake with Fluffy Eggnog Frosting
    1 (18.25 oz) box French Vanilla flavored cake mix
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1 1/3 cups prepared eggnog
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    2 large eggs
    2 Tablespoons dark Rum or 1 teaspoon rum flavoring
    Eggnog Frosting
    Garnish:ground nutmeg
    Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 13x9 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add eggnog, oil, and eggs;beat at medium speed with a mixer until smooth. Add rum or flavoring. Mix until thoroughly combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan, and bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
    Spread Eggnog Frosting evenly over cake. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.

    Comment by SweetLuci (original poster) at 12:38 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • cont:

    Eggnog Frosting
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme
    1/4 cup prepared eggnog
    2 Tablespoons dark rum or 1 teaspoon rum flavoring
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    3 cups confectioners sugar
    In a medium bowl, beat butter and marshmallow creme at medium speed with a mixer until creamy. Add eggnog and nutmeg, beating until combined. Gradually add confectioner's sugar, beating until smooth.

    Comment by SweetLuci (original poster) at 12:38 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • I love eggnog....

    Answer by StressedOut107 at 1:03 AM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Gross. lol.

    Answer by sstepph at 9:04 AM on Dec. 22, 2010