Don’t Skip the Holiday Eggnog

Plan your parties featuring lots of good food and drink.

The entire Christmas week is generally considered a jolly period of feasting and revelry. Wondering how to celebrate the holidays or “ring out” the old and “ring in” the New Year? Plan your parties with friends or family showcasing lots of good food and drink; online are an abundance of Christmas dinner menus, dessert ideas, including plum pudding. As for the holiday spirits — besides such favorite mixtures as martinis and Bloody Marys — try a new twist in holiday drink recipes and holiday punch recipes.

But don’t overlook the traditional Christmas eggnog, a popular holiday drink for centuries. This custom is a remnant of the centuries-old practice of serving English wassail, a hot mulled punch often associated with Yuletide. Learn how to make eggnog from old-fashioned eggnog recipes including a perfect Whiskey and Rum Eggnog, a Fun Bacardi Rum Eggnog, or even an Old Virginia Eggnog. For those guests who don’t drink, mix a batch of eggnog, sans the rum or brandy, and another batch for those who do. But remember that for hundreds of years authentic eggnog has always required rum or brandy. This will start your holiday parties off with a bang.