Cathy Isom lets us know about the festival holiday drink dating back hundreds of years that’s being celebrated today. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
National Eggnog Day is observed once a year on the day before Christmas. Also known as egg milk punch, eggnog is a very popular drink throughout the U-S during the holidays.
Eggnog is a sweetened dairy-based beverage that is traditionally made with milk and cream, sugar, whipped eggs and spices. When served at parties and holiday get-togethers, liquor is often added to the eggnog such as brandy, rum, whiskey, bourbon, vodka or a combination of liquors. The filled glass is typically garnished with a sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin spice.
Eggnog may be added as a flavoring to food or drinks such as coffee, tea, breads, pies, cakes or puddings. I cup of eggnog will cost you about 223 calories.
While gathering together with family and friends, enjoy a glass or two of eggnog! Use #NationalEggnogDay to post on social media.
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