thirsty Thursday, eggnog edition…

… truly, the season is marked with the appearance of Pennsylvania Dutch Eggnog, made by Dairyland Distillers Co. Short of making your own or buying a commercial brand and spiking the hell out of it, Pennsylvania Dutch is by far the best manufactured brand I’ve ever tasted – and I’ve tried them all.

I’m anticipating Catholic Drinkies post on holiday spirits. Until then I guess we’ll have to amuse ourselves with eggnog recipes and favorite holiday brews, wines and cocktails.

I’ll go first. Duplin Winery, here in North Carolina, offers a nice sweet Christmas Wine made with muscadine grapes and spices that I am rather fond of.

Your turn.

Clark: Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?

Eddie: Naw, I’m doing just fine, Clark.

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  • Joseph Moore

    Don’t have a holiday drink to recommend, but do have a holiday drink memory: When I was fresh out of college, a woman, her two daughters and I attended the same church in Santa Fe, NM. Over time, her house became one of the go-to places for post liturgy celebrations on feast days.

    She made eggnog both to die for and to die from – strongest damn stuff I’ve ever tasted, but it tasted sooo good and went down so easy. Plus, she served it in a huge crystal bowl, with a Titanic-sized floating mountain of whipped egg whites floating in the middle. I had a couple cups, enough to get a little buzz, then stopped (I’m a total lightweight). 30 years later, this is one of my fondest Christmas memories.

    A year or so later, she moved to Colorado and, at the age of about 40, dropped dead of a heart attack. I can’t think of eggnog without thinking of her. May she rest in peace.

  • Camille

    Creme de Menthe and Creme de Cacao, sipped gently after Christmas dinner… our parents never had troubles getting us to sleep that night :)

  • Barb

    When I was working for a wine shop, the owners gave me a very expensive bottle of icewein as my Christmas gift. It was like heavenly nectar!


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