A classic Christmas drink
Eggnog is a kind of a dairy based punch. It is a is rich, creamy and sweet cold drink traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites and yolks then packed with distilled spirits, such as brandy, bourbon or rum. This drink is popular in USA and Canada and over there it starts being offered from thanksgiving through to the end of the festive season. Other areas around the world have also been celebrating this drink where it has gained popularity especially during the festive season. This is especially true since supermarkets around the world have started stocking a pre-prepared commercial variety of it.
However, Eggnog is a drink that is traditionally homemade, and many households have family recipes that they pride themselves with. While it is generally served cold with cinnamon or nutmeg along with whiskey or rum, during the cold winters, some varieties of it are made and served warmed.
For a nonalcoholic version, omit the rum & the bourbon. Increase milk to 2 1/3 cups instead!