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Eggnog, also egg nog, is a sweetened dairy-based beverage made with milk, cream, sugar, beaten eggs (which gives it a frothy texture) and flavoured with ground cinnamon and nutmeg; alcoholic versions also exist with the addition of various liquors, such as brandy, rum, and whiskey.
Eggnog is a popular drink throughout The Americas, and is usually associated with winter celebrations such as Christmas and New Year.
Eggnog can be produced from homemade recipes, however ready-made eggnog containing alcohol and "just-add-alcohol" versions are available for purchase. Whiskey, rum, brandy, or cognac are often added.
"I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery."
-René Descartes 
SQ1: Aren't there better things to do with cognac?
SQ2: What is your stance on the use of cinnamon?
SQ3: Dare I mention nutmeg?
originally posted by Ian McLean
As is not unusual for disgusting food-stuffs, eggnog originated in England. During the course of this debate, we will explore the history of this, um, 'beverage-choice', as well as examining, from a safe distance, the various ways in which the British regularly debase their beverages, especially with regard to the addition of alcohol.
Economic worries have caused a decline in U.S. consumer spending; however, analysts are predicting strong food and beverage sales this holiday season as more people opt to stay closer to home and family, and focus on meals and entertaining.