I am simply a dude who loves eggnog! As mentioned before in this month’s recipes, I love Christmas food, I just don’t celebrate the holiday, and eggnog is high on my list of Christmas recipes I love. I tried it for the very first time a few years ago and was immediately obsessed. A lot of people are confused by the name: Is there egg in it? What’s a nog? The answers are yes and I don’t know! There’s egg in eggnog in the same way there’s egg in ice cream; it’s used to make the mixture rich and thick, but it’s cooked so that it’s 100% safe to drink. Eggnog is almost like drinking melted ice cream in the best possible way! I chose to flavor mine with cardamom and vanilla bean. Cardamom because you all know how much I love Indian cuisine, and cardamom is one of my favorite spices commonly used in Indian cooking, and vanilla bean because it is classic AND gives you those beautiful little specks of color throughout. The two flavors combined are rich, floral, warm, spiced, and almost citrusy, and while one glass can be very filling, you’ll savor every sip. Whatever holiday you’re celebrating (or not celebrating – you do you!), everyone can and should be drinking eggnog!