Eggnog is traditionally a frothy drink made with eggs, cream, sugar, nutmeg and booze—usually brandy, rum or bourbon. This supersweet drink is perfect for the holidays, especially when topped with a sprinkling of cinnamon. We love eggnog on its own, but this creamy cocktail has inspired a number of desserts and cocktails. Here, our favorite ways to drink (and eat!) eggnog.
“It may seem like a bit of a nuisance to make such a labor-intensive drink,” says John Gertsen of this classic 19th-century eggnog. “But at the end of a long shift there’s nothing better than a nice, hot Tom & Jerry.” Slideshow: More Wonderful Classic Cocktails
Eben Freeman's foamy interpretation of eggnog—infused with the sweet, caramelly flavors of sticky toffee pudding, a British favorite—is halfway between a drink and a dessert. "It's thick enough to eat with a spoon," he says. "So was classic eggnog." More Drinks For A Crowd