What do you drink with Christmas dinner?

It’s the most magical time of the year and our favorite time to spend with our close friends and family. It is easy to let our busy lives and responsibilities take charge of our schedules but it is the perfect time of year to remind us all how important our loved ones are and how appreciative we are to have them in our lives.

For many of us, planning gatherings to celebrate the holiday festivities is an annual event to look forward to. Putting that time in with your favorite people is essential to kick off the holiday season. The holidays are the time to be thankful, after all!

Blast some holiday music and make sure you prep your Christmas menu! For such an occasion, you want the menu to match the mood and it can be tricky to find the perfect drink that pairs well with the food and atmosphere around you.

A classic beloved drink that you can’t go wrong with is eggnog. We all love it and are reminded of some of our favorite memories when we drink it.

What is eggnog?

Eggnog has been around for centuries! Sometimes known as milk punch, eggnog is typically made with both egg yolks, milk, heavy cream, and spices. It is a mix often served in a punch bowl to serve during Christmas.

What are some unique eggnog recipes?

Eggnog is a sweet and creamy drink, and oftentimes, very heavy. The texture is thick and can easily fill you up before getting to the main course and dessert. If you are looking for a different take on this classic drink and not the store bought eggnog, we have just the recipe for you.

Our recipe is dairy-free and has the wintery flavors you love that can be found in our new seasonal tea, Gingerbread Cookie Flavored Herbal Tea, that is only available for a limited time.

Why is it called eggnog?

With eggnogs long history, the etymology of its name traces back to old English origins. The term “nog” was often used in history to describe a strong beer or alcoholic drink. Since eggs are also included in this popular winter drink, it is likely called eggnog because of the eggs and alcohol present in the beverage.

What type of rum do you use for eggnog? Is there a mocktail version?

Our eggnog recipe is a non-alcoholic mix with the option to add rum. If you would like to make spiked eggnog, we recommend using a golden or dark rum. If you would like some extra spice in your drink, feel free to use spiced rum instead.

Eggnog cocktail ingredients

    Gingerbread eggnog recipe:

    1. Steep 3 Gingerbread Cookie Tea tea bags into cold dairy-free milk for 5-10 minutes.
    2. Whisk egg yolks in a bowl until yolks are creamy and light.
    3. Turn stove on medium-high heat and using a saucepan, pour in in tea and milk mixture, nutmeg, and salt. Keep stirring until mixture starts to simmer.
    4. Add a 1-2 tablespoons of the milk mixture to the egg yolks. Whisk well. Repeat adding a spoonful of 1-2 spoonfuls of milk at a time and whisking well.
    5. Once all the warm milk has been whisked in the eggs, pour the mixture into the saucepan.
    6. Whisk continuously for about 3-5 minutes, until its thickened.
    7. Remove mixture from heat once it appears thick enough and stir in dark molasses and rum if you choose.
    8. Pour the liquid through a strainer into a punch bowl or pitcher. Stir in cinnamon stick. Cover drink tightly.
    9. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours.

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    December 08, 2022 — Jade Alderson