MOUNT VERNON — December is here, a month filled with excitement, Christmas carols, lights, decorations and also a lot of holiday stress. Cooking, baking, shopping, wrapping presents and organizing Christmas festivities leave many adults with little time to relax. For individuals over the age of 21, why not take a little time to slow down a bit and enjoy a glass of alcoholic eggnog with friends to help relieve tension during the Christmas season?
Eggnog is an easy, seasonal dairy-and-egg beverage that is often mixed with brandy, bourbon or rum. Traditionally, eggnog is concocted with nutmeg, but other spices such as cinnamon, allspice and vanilla can enhance the flavors of the liquor and the sweetness of any added sugar. Vanilla beans can especially add a creamy, sweet essence to an already delightfully decadent drink.