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Egg Nog Day
Foods & Beverages
Egg Nog Please!

When: December 24th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

On a cold winter day, there are few things better than a nice fireplace burning in the background while you and your friends share stories over a delicious cup of the traditional seasonal delight that is Egg Nog.

Numbers

You might not believe it, but it's been reported that over 135 million pounds of egg nog are consumed each year.

Description

Originating in the United Kingdom, the tasty beverage Egg Nog is also consumed and appreciated very much here in the United States.  In most examples, the sweet chilled drink is made from sugar, milk, cream, egg whites, and egg yolks. Mostly the drink is considered family friendly and non alcoholic but there is also a popular adult version where people infuse alcoholic drinks such as rum, whisky or bourbon to give it that extra kick.  One of the most popular toppings added is cinnamon and nutmeg. Typically in the U.S., you will start to see the cartons of egg nog arrive at your local grocery store a few weeks before the Thanksgiving holiday and stay around until a few weeks after New Years Day.  The popular drink will also show up at your local coffee shops in the form of egg nog lattes, and at your local burger joints as egg nog milkshakes.

Interesting Facts

  1. In Medieval times egg nog was served in wooden cups called "noggins".
  2. Egg Nog was a popular drink in the early American Colonies and even George Washington had is own special recipe.
  3. Aristocrats and peasants alike have been consuming Egg Nog since the 16th century.
  4. Even though drink is widely popular, its only sold and consumed during two months of the year, primarily around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  5. Howard Schultz first started serving Egg Nog Latte's in 1986 from his first coffee shop before there was Starbucks.

Information

Observed:
  • December 24th
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