Eggnog is the official drink of Christmas. Lots of people seem to hate it, but I think it might be because they’ve only had the stuff that comes in a carton. Homemade Eggnog is rich, creamy, and (if made correctly) super boozy. It’s delightful!
So before you deck the halls, let a fantastic Eggnog light up your holidays:
Classic Eggnog ~ This recipe on Savvy Housekeeping is the one that convinced me I loved Eggnog. (Yes, I was an Eggnog hater.)
Spiced Chocolate Eggnog ~ Chocolate and a little cayenne pepper turn Eggnog into an exciting gourmet experience. Thanks, Martha!
Butterscotch Eggnog ~ Are you feeling fancy? The New York times offers a more savory take on Eggnog made with smoky Scotch whisky.
Not Your Nana’s Nog ~ Though the name is a bit silly, this Eggnog recipe from Saveur sounds wonderful. It uses Creole Shrub orange liqueur and spiced rum, which should please Tiki enthusiasts.
Coquito ~ I guess this isn’t really an Eggnog, since it contains no eggs. But it’s a festive Puerto Rican drink that’s like Eggnog with a tropical twist. It’s made with coconut milk and rum, and it’s soooo good.
Sticky Toffee Pudding Eggnog ~ Christmas is just a bad time for a diet, so why not go all out with an Eggnog that’s like a dessert. Eben Freeman shared his recipe with Food & Wine, and I have to say I am tempted.