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Ho! Ho! Ho! The History of Christmas

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Eggnog


Many believe eggnog, a drink made of eggs, milk or cream, sugar, and, usually, rum or wine, originated in Europe. The term "eggnog" is derived from the word "noggin," which is a carved wooden mug used many years ago in England. Eggnog means, "egg in small cup". The first eggnog was an alcoholic beverage that usually consisted of Sherry or brandy, and milk. Given its ingredients, it was an expensive drink that was popular with the English aristocracy. Eggnog likely came to the United States from England with aristocratic immigrants.

Fun Fact: Brandy was indeed a precious commodity in the New World, so rum became the most common alcohol in the North, while bourbon became typical in the South.

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