Eggnog is pretty much synonymous with Christmas. What other time of the year can we justify drinking something so rich, so decadent, so dessert-like as a cocktail before dinner? Eggnog's flavor and texture are so distinct that it divides people -- you either love it or hate it. Either way, if you asked us to tell you on the spot what goes into this holiday treat, our eyes would probably glaze over a little bit. What the hell is in eggnog, anyway? Eggs, probably?
We've decided to settle this once and for all, and break down what's really in an eggnog recipe. We definitely learned a few things about eggnog we didn't know before, including that George Washington had his very own recipe for the stuff (which is way boozier than any modern recipe we've come across, even Martha's).