In our opinion, one of the most decadent Christmas cocktails is the smooth and inviting Eggnog. The enjoyment of this drink even predates America’s discovery, putting its origins around 13th Century Europe. However, back then, it was probably known as a “noggin”1 or “grog,” both of which made us LOL in the office today. Today we want to share with you a little more about Eggnog’s history; after all, who doesn’t love a little holiday trivia. And well, Ruth’s recipe with an XTEND5 Mint Chocolate twist is simply divine.
Originating with British monks in the 13th Century, Eggnog was once a warm ale punch with eggs and figs. It sounds rather interesting. The monks would have called this drink a posset! Over the years, the recipe slowly evolved, with people adding milk and wine to create some form of what we know today as Eggnog. Quite frankly, we are pretty happy that the Brits did the experimenting with this one. Combining and consuming eggs, milk, and wine sounds like a medieval experiment we are glad we didn’t have to participate in.
Food and drink historians suggest2 that Eggnog started to be drank by American colonists in the early 1700s. It’s at this time that rum was added to the concoction of warm milk and eggs. Rum was readily available during this time, as many ships were trading in the Caribbean. Slowly but surely, Eggnog became a drink well known as a winter warmer, which complimented the colder temperatures, becoming a traditional Christmas and New Year’s drink in the process too.
Throughout the eighteen and nineteen hundreds Eggnog was popular with soldiers and Presidents alike3, with its alcohol inducing buzz bringing quite the party, and even some alcohol-fueled riots, with one actually being known in historical documents as The Eggnog Riot. We know, so crazy.
Fast forward to 2020, and we find Eggnog has evolved into a market unto itself. With this modern-day creamy drink coming in an array of different flavors and brands, and yes, we know it’s a treat! There’s no avoiding some of the treat size calories of this silky cocktail, but there are options that could help make this an energizing and fun Christmas drink, with a little extra from our XTEND5 product line.
Ruth decided to take this Eggnog to another level by combining the creamy eggnog base with chocolate syrup, peppermint extract, and Kahlua. She has topped this off with a full measure of our XTEND5 product, Mood Juice. Mood Juice is a broad-spectrum CBD product that promotes an improved mood and relief from stressful and anxious feelings and could also be a resource to the immune system.
Broad Spectrum CBD contains multiple cannabinoids and bioactive chemicals but is entirely void of the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC. Our MoodJuice Broad Spectrum CBD works in synergy with all its chemical components, including CBD and phytochemicals4. These include terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils, and trace cannabinoids. All these components create the “entourage effect,” working together in a chemically efficient way, with the potential to bring quick relief to the mind and body.
So, with a few Eggnog trivia facts under your Christmas belt, grab your ingredients and a bottle of Mood Juice and enjoy this delicious cocktail to help you through the holiday season.
Ruth’s XTEND5 Mint Chocolate Eggnog
- 1 Cup good quality eggnog
- 2oz Kahlua
- 1 Tbsp Chocolate syrup (or melt some good quality chocolate at home)
- 3 drops pure peppermint extract or 1 drop pure peppermint therapeutic grade essential oil
- 1 Full dropper of Mint Chocolate Flavored Mood Juice
Step 1: Place the Eggnog, Kahlua, chocolate syrup, and peppermint drops into a shaker or mason jar. Give these ingredients a good shake.
Step 2: Pour into a tall stemmed cocktail glass and add a full dropper of Mood juice. Serve immediately.
Yours in health,