Eggnog Named New York’s Favorite Holiday Drink
If you enjoy a nice glass of ice-cold eggnog on Christmas Eve, you are not alone.
According to a new survey conducted by alchol.org, Eggnog was named the most popular holiday drink in New York State.
New York is not alone in its love of the nog, Eggnog was also the favorite alcoholic drink in 26 other states including Idaho, Maryland, Florida, and Ohio.
The other top drinks in the US include the Hot Toddy, Irish Coffee, and hot butter rum.
Champagne was also #1 on the list for a couple of states with much of its consumption coming on New Year's Eve.
The survey also found that the average adult over the age of 21 will consume around $31 of alcohol on Christmas day.
If you want to try and make your own eggnog this holiday season, check out this easy to follow recipe from tastebetterfromscratch.com
- 6 large egg yolks
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups of milk
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ground cinnamon, for topping
- Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together in a medium bowl until light and creamy.
- In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the cream, milk, nutmeg, and salt. Stir often until the mixture reaches a bare simmer.
- Add a big spoonful of the hot milk to the egg mixture, whisking vigorously. Repeat, adding a big spoonful at a time, to temper the eggs.
- Once most of the hot milk has been added to the eggs, pour the mixture back into the saucepan on the stove.
- Whisk constantly for just a few minutes, until the mixture is just slightly thickened (or until it reaches about 160 degrees F on a thermometer). It will thicken more as it cools.
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Pour the eggnog into a pitcher or other container and cover with plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate until chilled. It will thicken as it cools. If you want a thinner, completely smooth consistency, you can add the entire mixture to a blender with 1 or 2 tablespoons of milk and blend until smooth.
- Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon, and fresh whipped cream, if desired
This homemade Eggnog should last about a week when stored in your refrigerator.