Egg nog
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Apparently some people refer to today as “Christmas Eve,” but we also honor that weird, traditional holiday beverage, egg nog (or eggnog). I’ve always been somewhat suspicious of egg nog, in that it’s the only beverage I can think of that involves eggs, and the flavor is so peculiar that I can’t quite tell whether I like it or not. It is, of course, quite high in calories from both sugar and fat; after all, the main ingredients are milk, cream, sugar, and egg yolks—and that in itself makes me ambivalent about it. However, my feelings turn distinctly favorable when a distilled spirit such as rum, brandy, or bourbon is added, because then you have three of the four major food groups in there—and if you want all four (as I most certainly do), it’s easy enough to add chocolate.