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Traditional Holiday Drink: Who Wants Egg Nog?



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Traditional Holiday Drink: Who Wants Egg Nog?

2018 has been a busy but fantastic year for me. Hoping the trend continues and 2019 will be even busier and better!  That being said, it's another "most wonderful time of the year".  I live in the USA and this is my favorite time of the year. Even without the gift shopping.  It's just a jolly time and I enjoy the traditions.

There is one tradition, however, that I did not start off enjoying.  It's probably because when I first tasted this drink, I was just a kid.  You know how kids are.  They have both expectations and suspicions when trying new things.  So the new thing I was going to be trying was a drink called eggnog.

Everybody else (I mean, all the older people) were raving about eggnog.  For one of my brothers, this drink was like a specialty.  Per my mom, he made it really well.

Naturally, I was curious about the taste.  But my first taste was rather a shock!  LOL.  I don't know what I was expecting but I wasn't expecting that!  It was sort of creamy and had spices in it and ... I don't know what else!  Anyway!  As I got older, let's just say I acquired a taste for it.  


Come to find out people have different recipes for this drink.  Even though there are different ways to prepare it, when it comes to eggnog, there's a dividing line.  People either love it or hate it.  

Which side of the dividing line are you on?
* Love it!
* Hate it!
* Never tried it!




Happy Holidays! Who Wants Egg Nog?
Traditional Holiday Drink: Who Wants Egg Nog?

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iambeth

*Never tried it.
This made me curious. I will definitely try to taste it before this year ends. I do hope I like the taste and change my view to *Love it!



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mark8625

It looks good but I dont know the taste like. Feels like I should try that one. I think it is worth trying.



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Steve5

I think it is. It's something that some people like while others don't. If you prefer a light drink, I recommend not adding any alcohol. It's usually the so called special ingredient of eggnog.

But really, a lot of people have come to like it after drinking the version without any alcohol in it.



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theresajane

Just the thought of the name is quite weird for me. I think it would be fun making it for the first time. I'm also curious how it will taste.



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Steve5

You can try watching tutorials on YouTube. It's actually simple to make. Though, the main ingredient that stands out is alcohol. So you might not want to add that to the mix. I've heard great stuff about alcohol free eggnog.



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Youngshark

Alcohol? Wow! I am just going straight to YouTube to have a look and get to know if it is something I can easily prepare and even maybe how well I can nail it.



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Steve5

That's funny. Sounds like you're actually into drinking alcohol. Well, if it's something you like. Go for it. YouTube has practically become the modern tutorial guide for beginners.

There are lots of videos there about eggnog.



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achikeziah

*Never tried it.

I want egg nog. I want to know how it tastes. We don't have it here in our country.



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Steve5

Well, you can Google the recipe for yourself. It's not that hard to make. Eggnog been a holiday drink for a while now. So everyone's familiar with it. Though, it's understandable that others have yet to taste it.



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Youngshark

I cannot say that I am an alcoholic but I do love me some beers and whiskey from time to time. This is why I was happy to read that the recipe had some alcohol.



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Steve5

Have you tried it? I hope you also got to try the one without alcohol. Most people say it's too sweet. But for me, it tastes amazing. I like the creamy taste. I also prefer to drink it cold.



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emiaj55

*never tried it*

From where I come from eggnogs are a kind of bread snack that you could buy from a store. As I was reading through your post I was thinking, maybe she had an accidental sip of a beer when she was a kid. I did not expect creamy and spices. Lol. Now I wonder what that taste like!



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amelia88

Interesting that egg nogs are something else entirely where you live! I love this forum since it gives me a really unique global perspective on things!



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emiaj55

I feel the same. Its fun to learn new things from each member here. I never knew that there is an egg nog drink!



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burgosmichael24

I agree with you. As I saw the title, the first thing that comes in my mind is why eggnog is included in this issue about drinks? I was surprised to know that there was a drink that have that name from other side of the world.



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Steve5

I think I know what you're referring to. I remember seeing a convenience store snack named that. It had two flavors. One was color blue and was chocolate flavor. The other was yellow with plain egg taste. I prefer the chocolate version.



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knnon

Never Tried It.

I'm almost ashamed I've never tried it, but I do want to! I just don't have the opportunity to try it! I did suggest it once but none of us here know how to make one from scratch and we don't know where to buy one. We just stick to hot cocoa every year Traditional Holiday Drink: Who Wants Egg Nog?



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Bravosi

I'm on the "Never tried it" side, as I never did. But I'm curious now. Are they really that popular and delicious? I would love to try it. Looking on that picture makes me want to dive into it with my face, haha. For sure I'll buy it, and in fact, I'm gonna search online for it via shipping.



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overcast

Honestly I have not trued it. Seen plenty of times in some cookery shows. And also seen the gordon ramsey did it. But to be honest you can see that egg nog is something I may have to try out on my own. It may give me understanding of that in such case. We don't have tradition of egg nog but if I were to do some DIY this year. I may have to try it out.



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theresajane

Oh my gosh, the name of the drink is actually the same with the famous biscuit snack that we have here in the Philippines. I am quite curious how that looks and also its taste. Gotta search that up.



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knnon

I grew up in the middle east where we were mostly exposed to Arabic and other cultures (since they had a lot of expats there as well) every time I'd hear someone say eggnog I always think of that biscuit. I'd always wonder, "Whyyy would anyone drink biscuits??" and also, "How did they manage to make it into a drink??" Lol! I was a silly child.



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burgosmichael24

Since I don't drink alcohol, I think I should go for eggnog biscuits/cookies for new year than the eggnog drink. Eggnog was my favorite snack since I was a child and even until now, I still crave for it.



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iambeth

It does have the same name with a popular biscuit here. Maybe they taste good together? I do hope I will be able to try the eggnog biscuit while having the eggnog drink. Traditional Holiday Drink: Who Wants Egg Nog?



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Wenkx03

That eggnog biscuit is exactly what Im thinking about. Its commercial always include breadstix with it. Its not bake its fried. Thats what I remember. Haha.



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edencaga

Egg nog biscuits!. When I was younger, I used to eat egg nogs and served it as snacks when its recess. At first glance of this questionnaire, I thought its really an Egg Nog biscuits and now I just found out that they also have egg nogs but rather a drink.



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esteban123

I have never came across for such type of drinks because based on what I remember during my childhood times that egg nog is a typical biscuit or bread snacks which are cut into small pieces. I am not expecting that it has a similar product name from other places in the world. But I am quite amazed and curious on how does that product taste and on how much does it cost?



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theresajane

I agree with you. I was also raised and great up thinking eggnogs are just our favorite buscuit snack. Who would have thought that it could also be a drink? I would be glad to get a glass of it someday.



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kaushikangara

I haven't tried it out yet. But, it looks yummy and delicious. It makes me to taste it. I will Google it out to see if it is available near me and will definitely try it out. It is really a mouth watering drink. Forget about the price, I want to taste it and rarely you find such drinks around you. Thanks a ton for sharing it.



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Youngshark

Hahaha if you could only detail to us how it is prepared or if it had a recital maybe then those of us that have not yet had it may prepare and partake. Might be a nice thing for Christmas.



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ballyhara

You can find very traditional recipes on YouTube, and some of them are super easy to make, with very common ingredients. Usually is made with egg yolks, milk, sugar, cloves, cinnamon, and rum. Some people also can add vanilla or nutmeg, some other flavor it with cocoa or coconut, but that depends on personal customs and preferences.



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Bravosi

When I first saw this thread I thought what kind of a mystical food is that. Then we realize we do have it too! But under a different name, can you imagine that? It's called Gogolmogol here. It's very delicious, you can feel the sugar on your tongue.



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ballyhara

Exactly. We also have our own version of it, and it's called Cream Punch. It is a traditional custom to make it on Christmas, and every family has it own particular way to make it. The tradition is to serve your own Cream Punch, whenever someone goes to your home to visit you on that season, so you can taste several recipes during the whole time.



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Youngshark

Hahahaha. Then I guess that we might also have the same just but a different name or method of preparation. Let me check on YouTube for the cooking bit.



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ballyhara

Never has tried the traditional eggnog, so I can't say if I love it or hate it. However, we have our own version of it, and it's called cream punch, which is made with eggs, milk, rum, condensed milk, vanilla and cinnamon, and that one tastes delicious. So, I do love my traditional Christmas cream punch, and my sister makes one to die for, so that's one of my favorite drinks ever.



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mcnasci24

Love it!

I am such a fan of eggnog, I prepare the drink at home during the year. It's quite easy to make it, and I can enjoy it whenever I like.



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cmoneyspinner

Oh! You don't buy the popular brand in the store.
Would you care to share your preparation method?
There are people who have wonderful recipes.



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mhingnhormz

Traditional Holiday Drinks: Who wants eggnog?: I am kinda confuse when I read the topic which is about drink but that term is "eggnog". In our country the Eggnog is popular as one of the bread snacks that everyone didn't miss especailly in their childhood andbyeah it was also good and I love to eat it untill now but the drinks you called Eggnog, I want to try it also maybe it was good also.



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cmoneyspinner

That's interesting. Others are saying that as well. But I checked Wikipedia to see if there was something other than an eggnog drink but it only talks about it as a drink. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggnog



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beerthooyah

I thought eggnog was a snack locally known here in my country as pacencia biscuits. Never know that this is a kind of drink. I definitely want to try it on this coming holidays.



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Martinsx1

I haven't tried this drink before but from how it's described, it looks like a tasty drink. Maybe I'm going to try it out this upcoming Christmas holidays and know for sure exactly what or how it tastes like.

There are so many things to eat and drink on every Christmas holidays in my family.



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menchuuy58

*never tried it*

Eggnog here in our place is not a drink. It is Little bread sticks that is wrapped and being sold in the grocery stores. I bought this as a snack in school for my kids.



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Wenkx03

I know right. I laughed when I read this. I remember enjoying this snack when I was little. Better with any kind softdrinks.



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menchuuy58

I laugh too because you know what I mean. There is another brand that I know that is also like eggnog. I think the name is like Pacensia. It has more eggnog inside the plastic.



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luv2xacosta

Never tried it as well since here in the Philippines, this drink is a traditional during christmas season. I hope someday I can try it or maybe I'm going to try making this drink this coming christmas.



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mark8625

I honestly have no idea what kind of drink is that. I dont know how the taste is. I think for some it is good to drink.



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ballyhara

It's a traditional Christmas beverage, it's made with egg yolks, sugar, rum, and milk. People add vanilla, cloves, and cinnamon to enhance the flavor. Not very sure how it tastes, because we have our own recipe here in my country, so I haven't taste the traditional one.



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amelia88

Egg nog is super popular here - there are tons of varieties at supermarkets and people even make their home made versions. I absolutely hate eggs though so it’s not something I’ve ever enjoyed!



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Wenkx03

I dont know eggnog but we love drinking veberages in christmas. But liquors would not be forgotten.



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ballyhara

We also like to have and drink different beverages on Christmas. Besides our own version of eggnog (which we call cream punch), we tend to offer regular drinks like sodas, and different liquors like whisky, rum, vodka, gin. But we also like to prepare different kinds of fruity punch, we tend to mix wine and fruits, or maybe vodka, juice, and herbs, some other mix soda, liquor, and juice, so you have many options to please your guests during that season.



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Kakashi2020

Sometimes I wonder why it didn't become a popular drink in my country. I mean we have an americanized society and all the American food chains are here, and the people love it. There's also a lot of Americans living here but Egg Nog never became popular. I think that maybe it has an acquired taste.



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amelia88

Yeah, I definitely think it's an acquired taste! I feel like it's about 50-50 in the people I know as to whether they like it or not. It's pretty easy to make at home if you have the right spices, so you could always look up a recipe online. But personally, I think there are much better drinks out there!



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Kakashi2020

"I have never tried it", I don't know why but it didn't became a popular drink here. I know how to make it and my cousins who live in the states, would tell me stories about traditional U.S. drinks, one time we were drinking, one of them mixed up some eggnog but with a lot of liquor in it, well I didn't taste it because, to me eggs, milk and liquor don't really mix that well.



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Kakashi2020

In the Philippines where I live, we usually drink hot chocolate and ginger tea during Christmas season. These drinks warms us up during cold nights and chilly mornings.



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Judas2018

I don't like egg nog. At all. Here in America, it's very popular but I'm not a fan. My preferred Christmas drink is Apple Cider, Grape Apple Cider, Peach Apple Cider, Cherry Apple Cider, or Christmas punch. Which can be made by mixing ginger ale and fresh juices with fruits such as sliced oranges added for flavor.



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agbuyarashel

Wow. Base on your description about eggnog, it seems that it's really great. I will look it up on google later.

In philippines we also have eggnog but it's not a drink but something to chew. It's like a baked biscuit and taste really good. I used to have it as my school snacks during grade school.



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ajahcuizon

We have a different kind of eggnog here innour country. Same name, but different variety. I'm a bit curious on how their eggnog drink tastes like. If ever, I don't think there's a chance that both of them tastes the same.



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anyone01

Eggnog taste definitely excellent definitely relying at the recipe and that’s without or with alcohol. Come to think of it, I love eggnog lots. particularly throughout Christmas time. It makes the Christmas holidays greater special.



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cmoneyspinner

I am very pleased with these comments. My curiosity has been satisfied. I wondered if people in other countries knew about the eggnog drink. Well if you satisfy your curiosity by tasting this holiday drink and decide you like its flavor, then you might also want to try various dessert recipes that are made with eggnog. HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

65 Homemade Eggnog Dessert Recipes - Easy Holiday Recipes with Eggnog
https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/g2041/eggnog-desserts/

32 Holiday Recipes to Make with Eggnog | Taste of Home
https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/holiday-recipes-to-make-with-eggnog/view-all/



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ajahcuizon

I haven't tried this before..Maybe because my country doesn't have one. I wonder what dies it tastes like. But I know a snack that is also called as eggnog, it's a cookie snack made from real fresh eggs. I love that snack.



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edencaga

I just don't know if we have it here or if it's available here in our country but I think it looks delicious though. I'm kind of curious about the taste and with that I want to try it but I think its difficult to find it one here.



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vhinz

I've never tried to drink Egg nog ever since. Egg Nog in our country is completely different. Egg nog here is some kind of a cookies that tastes so good. And it's actually one of my favorites snacks. But I'd like to give a try to drink Egg Nog to experience what is taste if I have the chance.



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esteban123

I think that during Christmas we always have a drinking season together with my friends and family to celebrate Christmas with full of joy and happiness. We always drink some beer such as Red Horse which is a typical beer that has a high volume of alcohol content which can easily make us drunk and of course perfect partner for singing at the karaoke machine. To make the celebration more happier and longer we drink Red horse beer to make it more interesting very enjoying.



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Franzel2oo

Never tried it. Eggnog is not that popular in my country. Back here, for Christmas, it's often alcohol for adults and sodas for kids, or maybe some fruit juice. I'll like to try the eggnog though. Looks yummy. I hope my taste buds won't be disappointed. It'd be a shame to not like something that looks that good.



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gutzman

I have never tried it. The only eggnog we have here is a brand for biscuits. According to your description, it's kind of dislikable but I still want to try it if I have a chance. I am very curious how that creamy taste would go well with the spices and stuff not to mention it is a drink and not a sauce or something.



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stbrians

Now how are we going to get this drink? I have never seen it in our supermarkets. Are they on eBay?



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cmoneyspinner

You can order eggnog on Amazon. I checked and saw the American brand called "Borden". We used to buy that brand when I was a kid. I hear some people say eggnog has alcohol. But it doesn't come that way. People add it! You don't have to drink with alcohol. No matter what anybody says is the recipe, you can take any alcoholic drink and make it a virgin drink.



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Steve5

Me too. Eggnog seems like the kind of drink you'd like to try despite how it's described. I just don't like it. Maybe it's the alcohol mixed with the sweet taste. There are better drinks out there.



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cmoneyspinner

Your comments are not uncommon. As I said, there is a clear dividing line. In my house, only one of my kids really likes eggnog. The rest of them and my husband have no enthusiasm about it at all. I can go either way. But now that I found out I could make desserts with eggnog, I'm thinking about it in a new light. I have never tried an eggnog dessert.



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Steve5

That's nice of you to share. Would that still contain alcohol? If you were to make an eggnog dessert, maybe you can skip the alcohol ingredients. That's what I'd do if I were to make one.

Now you have me looking into it. Thankfully, we have Google for that.



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Kakashi2020

I think it's the only alcohol laced milk and egg based drink I've ever heard off. In the Philippines such combination of ingredients isn't normal.



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jaymish

I also love Christmas. I don't think that my year has been that great, but I'm looking forward to the holiday season and am looking forward to 2019, I think that this is my year of becoming. I'm not a fan of eggnog. In my Country thank God its not a christmas tradition. In my Country during Christmas we have straight up spirits and wine. No eggnog in my Country. I know that they are two versions of it alcoholic and non-alcoholic. If I had to choose I choose the alcoholic one the other one is just horrible.



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stbrians

Never tried it. How is it made? Does it have eggs in it? Am curious. I want to try it.



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cmoneyspinner

Yes. The traditional and typical recipe does have eggs.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/57028/amazingly-good-eggnog/



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Kakashi2020

Did you know that Eggnog is derived from a medieval English drink called "Posset", which is a popular drink in medieval times up to the 19th century.



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rose61

*never tried it*
I'm glad, this forum is teaching me new things.My taditional drink has always been bone marrow soup.I love it.It is so nutritious and good for the bones.



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rlpzbeermoney

I've never tried egg nog before. Maybe it's a thing in the west as I've only seen it in movies. I do find the combination to be a bit weird though. Raw egg, milk and booze in a drink? I think I'll pass.



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Steve5

Me too. I guess it's somewhat okay without the alcohol. It's more like one of those drinks you try every year. This is probably an acquired taste. So I wonder how others feel when they like it.



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amelia88

That's the offputting part for me. Raw eggs - gross! I just think it makes me feel nauseous, not to mention the risk for illness from things like salmonella. Big "no thanks" from me.



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Judas2018

@ripzbeermoney Yes, it is a very big deal here in America. The mixing of booze into the nog is really just an excuse for heavy drinkers to get hammered to the tune of something sweet during a certain holiday season. Much like spiking the punch at a dance with vodka.



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rlpzbeermoney

Does the raw egg add any sort of flavor though? If people want to get hammered, then they could just take the alcohol straight or mix it with softdrinks. I understand the Japanese and Koreans eat raw egg but I don't understand America.



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Alymae

Never tried it. The Egg nog I know is the biscuit. We don't have this in my country. I am curious about the taste. I will definitely try this before the year ends.



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esteban123

I have never tried to drink egg nog since I am not really familiar on it, I have never seen such kind of drinks and I am just curious on how it taste. Maybe if there were such drinks here in my country I might probably buy some of it since it is new to me and look interesting as well.



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Steve5

You can try making it. There's actually a recipe that's easy to do. Though, I would not recommend adding alcohol. That seems to be the turn off for most people. Straight eggnog might actually taste good.



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esteban123

Well that is good to know that you are giving me some insight on how to make it because I would really give it a try so that my curiosity about it would be satisfied. I am interested for adding up an alcohol because it might be a good substitute from the beer that I am drinking during some important occasions.



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Steve5

When you put it that way, it could be better than simply drinking beer. Just make sure to add as little alcohol as possible. That's the good thing about this drink. You're more focused on the creamy taste than getting drunk.



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esteban123

I am trying to find some egg nog drinks here in my hometown but unfortunately I didn't find such product since I feel lazy to have my own egg nog drink because I am afraid that I might not make it successfully since it is new to me and I haven't seen such product personally.



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cmoneyspinner

If you are brave enough you can order online from Amazon. Many people fo their grocery shopping on Amazon these days.



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