Eggnog seems to be a little like fruitcake at Christmas. There are a lot of people that love it and a lot of people that hate it, but there aren’t so many people occupying the middle ground.
That said, I put myself in that middle. I’m not necessarily a huge fan, but it’s just not Christmas without it. I’ll even drink the store-bought stuff, although homemade is worlds better. (I’m a little undecided on the fruitcake, though.)
I’ve been a little obsessed with egg nog ever since my first attempt back in college at making a classic egg nog myself. It was a reasonably successful attempt, even though we had a little bit of a problem reading the recipe – instead of using brandy or rum, we used brandy and rum. Ooops.
I’ve probably tried and/or tweaked a dozen recipes since then, and find myself continuously looking for a new variation. This one is a warm version. How yummy is that?