The whole eggnog thing

Since I mentioned my desire for eggnog and rum in the previous post, I think I should explain:

I had my “first” eggnog within the last week. I say “first” because I think I had it once or twice when I was five or six years old. But I have no memory of what it tasted like. There are few foods and drinks that I don’t like, but yogurt is one of them. I had it in my mind for some reason that eggnog tasted like yogurt. But one evening, a few days back, my father-in-law was making some and asked if I wanted. I threw caution to the wind and said, “Sure, what the heck.” He made it with rum and nutmeg.

It was absolutely delicious!

I had it again a night later and nursed it for close to an hour as I read a novella.

When we got back from vacation–that very afternoon I headed over to the local Target to see if they had any. Of course, they were all out. So I walked next door to Safeway–and they were out too! I was bitterly disappointed.

So it was with a shiver of excitement that I ordered the “Christmas Cheer” from the drink menu at The National Pasttime today, grateful to Kelly for pointing it out to me. And, of course, they waiter came back and said the bar was out of eggnog. Sigh!

Looks like I’ll have to wait nearly a year before I can have it again.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

6 thoughts on “The whole eggnog thing

  1. Do you like custard, Jamie?

    Culvers, for the holidays, puts out a limited edition Eggnog custard shake that is absolutely delicious. My friends and I could not resist getting one each when I visited them for Christmas

  2. Hi Jamie:
    Eggnog is pretty easy to make.
    Beat 4 egg yolks and slowly add 1/3 cup sugar until disolved.
    Add a pint of milk and 1 cup heavy cream, a little nutmeg and a splash of vanilla.
    Beat egg whites and add 1 tablespoon of sugar. When you have peaks, fold into the other ingredients.
    Chill it for a bit.
    This is based on an Alton Brown recipe.
    I think your blog is great. Congratulations on your numbers!
    Happy New Year.

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