Eggnog is a thick, spicy, and (usually) alcoholic symbol of the whole holiday season from Christmas into New Years. To me it is also a symbol of America’s birth and freedom—eggnog was a favorite drink of George Washington, and he had his own recipe for a rather strong eggnog brew which included whiskey, rum, and sherry. Only the bravest were willing to try it! The idea for this drink was originally European. It was made with milk, wines, and Sherries, but the availability of ingredients turned it into something distinctly different in Colonial America. Here in America, we like whiskey, Clint Eastwood, and eggnog. I pledge allegiance to that!