A Brief History of Eggnog

December 20, 2016

The notorious holiday drink has a storied past

Eggnog, the creamy, spiced, often spiked beverage that’s synonymous with Christmas is a staple at bars, restaurants, and holiday parties throughout December. Despite its ubiquity, many look upon it with skepticism. Others embrace its many iterations, from Starbucks drinks to ice cream, fudge, cheesecake, cookies, pies, cakes, custards, and even bubble gum.

The usually boozy beverage has been around for centuries. Here is a look into where eggnog came from, how it became associated with the Christmas season, what it is usually made of, and other tidbits that may or may not