Eggnog has been a popular holiday drink in England, Canada and the United States for a very long time. Its historical roots go back to medieval times.
Although early home-made eggnogs were often made with raw eggs and milk, Purity Eggnog is fully pasteurized.
Early Americans enjoyed their eggnog with Rum, as it was less heavily taxed by the British than the brandy that spiked eggnogs in England.
Eggnog is meant to be enjoyed with friends during happy times. Please don't over do it, as did the cadets of West Point in December of 1826, when whiskey, smuggled into the school to spike their holiday cheers, caused what came to be known as the "Eggnog Riot" and resulted in the court marshal of many cadets!