The quintessential holiday drink does, however, get kind of a bad rap. Eggnog is often spoken in the same breath as the likes of fruit cake, mincemeat pie and gefilte fish. This is because, for years, many people have only imbibed eggnog from milk cartons with a splash of rum or whiskey. There’s nothing exciting or memorable about that simple drink. This is why we cringe at the thought of eggnog.
Bartenders all across America are creating eggnog cocktails that will make you wonder why you ever stopped drinking this holiday classic. From Brandy, to rye, to habanero tincture, these drinks are as unique as they are delicious.