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Eggnog: A Colonial Christmas Tradition

It is a curious blend of ingredients that almost nobody would think of drinking. Where did we get it?

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Eggnog

It came straight from heaven. It is a magical drink in that it weighs a ton when you hold a half gallon in your hand, but goes down so smoothly that you can drink it all with no problem.
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mmmmm... Eggnog.
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Having as recently as yesterday consumed what is referred to in the medical field as a "lethal dose of eggnog," I now am searching for an EA meeting. Problem is, my vision is still blurry and I am not fully committed to giving it up. And it is sooooo good! This stuff will be flowing from the faucets in heaven. I lost 30 lbs this year (really!) but have gained 25 in eggnog alone, just since Friday the 23rd. Eggnog ice cream, eggnog cookies.....
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i am convinced that the gods on mt olympus were drinking this!

you drink it straight or with a little sumthin???

brandy, rum, bourbon??


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I drink it as it comes from the gas station cooler, no additives except perhaps cinnamon. I gave up anything alcoholic 25 years ago while in college. Just not for me.
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cinnamon instead of nutmeg??
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I don't even know what nutmeg is, though I know it goes with eggnog. What is a nutmeg?
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What is a nutmeg?
Oh, man. That's got to be one of the classic questions of all time.
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nutmeg:

"When Columbus sailed from Spain looking for the East Indies, nutmeg was one of the spices for which he was searching. Native to the Spice Islands, this seed from the nutmeg tree (a tropical evergreen) was extremely popular throughout much of the world from the 15th to the 19th century. When the fruit of the tree is picked, it is split to reveal the nutmeg seed surrounded by a lacy membrane that, when dried and ground, becomes the spice mace. The hard, egg-shaped nutmeg seed is grayish-brown and about 1 inch long. The flavor and aroma are delicately warm, spicy and sweet. Nutmeg is sold ground or whole. Whole nutmeg freshly ground with a nutmeg grater or grinder is superior to that which is commercially ground and packaged. Nutmeg is excellent when used in baked goods, milk- or cream-based preparations like custards, white sauces or eggnog and on fruits and vegetables--particularly potatoes, spinach and squash."

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