Published on December 24th, 2013
EggNog! The Traditional Way to Drink to the New Year without Getting Drunk
Did you know our ancestors ate high-fat, high-protein foods such as eggs and bacon before going to parties or pubs? Such foods help prevent drunkenness, bad behavior and hangovers. How so? The saturated fat in traditional foods not only helps keep blood sugar stable but also helps the liver detoxify. No wonder a traditional eggnog — high in milk, cream and egg yolks — is the most perfect drink for the holidays. It’s food and drink all in one.
What’s my recipe for eggnog? This one serves two:
1 cup full fat raw milk, preferably from reindeer, though cow’s milk will do just fine.
1 cup raw cream
3 or 4 raw egg yolks, preferably dark yellow or orange yolks from free-range hens that get out in the sun
½ tsp genuine vanilla extract
3 tbsp raw honey (or to taste)
Sprinkle of nutmeg
Bourbon or rum to taste
Mix well. Pour into festive mugs. Sprinkle with nutmeg. This is a deliciously high-fat eggnog. Those who have been on low-fat diets for years and cannot digest so much fat may wish to adjust this to 1 ½ cups milk and ½ cup cream. Enjoy!