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HIstory of Eggnog

Eggnog became tied to the holidays when the drink hopped the pond in the 1700s. American colonies were full of farms—and chickens and cows—and cheaper rum, a soon-signature ingredient. Mexico adopted the very eggnog varietal “rompope,” and Puerto Rico enjoys the “coquito,” which adds coconut milk. The English name’s etymology however remains a mystery. Some say “nog” comes from “noggin,” meaning a wooden cup, or “grog,” a strong beer. By the late 18th century, the combined term “eggnog” stuck.


Fun Facts

· George Washington enjoyed making eggnog

· It is called coquito in Puerto Rico

· It is called rompope in Mexico.

· There is eggnog soap.

· There is eggnog scented lip balm.

· And, Eggnog latte at Starbucks, Edy’s eggnog ice cream, eggnog flavored gumballs, eggnog salt water taffy.

· December 24th is National Eggnog Day.

· Over 13,000 people like Eggnog on Facebook

· 1 cup has 343 calories, 19 grams of fat and 150mg of cholesterol


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