I miss it.
I suppose I could make my own. There's a whole domain
dedicated to making up a batch.
Honestly, though, I couldn't ignore the fact that it's made of raw eggs if I made it myself.
Apparently, the terminology is a corruption of 'eggs and grog' since grog was slang for rum.
I've never actually had egg nog with rum in before. My usual egg nog fix comes from Mayfield
. Their egg nog is brilliant. But, then again, I really don't dislike anything they make.
I've found it interesting that the regular Christmas offering in the US1
is cookies and egg nog while in the UK it is mince pies and mulled wine.
The thing is that mulled wine includes cloves on its ingredient list. I cannot stand cloves.2
So, festive treats are pretty much a take it or leave it situation for me.
After the University Carol Service, we were invited to the Vice-Chancellor's house for mince pies and sparkling wine (and orange juice!). Even if they had said that they were serving cloves with clove icing, I still would have gone. Curiosity killed the cat...but seeing what the Vice-Chancellor looked like and having a peek at his library brought the errr...cat...back.
My favorite festive gathering however wasn't either of the two traditional variations. It was always the hot chocolate and doughnuts that my undergraduate university gave out near the end of the autumn term. Cold outside + hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts = BrilliantWhat are your favorite Christmas (or other winter holiday) nibbles?
1- In my experience. I can't say what yours has been, because...well...I'm not you.
2- I suppose it is beside the point that I really don't like red wine...