Eggnog

Eggnog is 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—everything from stuffed cookies to buttermilk pie. If you want to make a more interesting eggnog cocktail, try adding Italian bitters, sherry or sticky toffee pudding. Whether you need a punchbowl-sized cocktail for a crowd or are just craving holiday flavor, F&W’s guide to eggnog has all the recipes you need.

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The Creamiest Eggnog Is Actually Vegan

Rice, tahini, almond milk, and three kinds of spice make this "eggnog" twice as nice.

5 Eggnog Recipes to Drink (and Eat)

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.

How to Make the Best Eggnog

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Molecular Gastronomy Holds the Key to Better Eggnog

Eggnog heralds the arrival of the holiday season, and our version takes advantage of some modern techniques to boost flavor and texture.

John Besh Wants You to Age Your Eggnog

During the holidays at Domenica in New Orleans, chef Lisa White serves up this delicious aged Creole eggnog. Try this recipe now, and pop it open on Christmas Day.

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Eggnog

Eggnog is more than just a frothy mix of eggs, cream, sugar, nutmeg and booze. It’s a holiday cocktail with staying power and history. Here, seven facts you probably never knew about eggnog. 

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Tom & Jerry

“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 

Sticky Toffee Pudding Eggnog

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