[short] eggnog, ingredients of (1800, perhaps 1799)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Dec 25 05:09:36 UTC 2007

Courtesy of a correspondent on another list, here is an early
egg-nog, with perhaps the earliest list of ingredients.

_Travels through the States of North America, and the Provinces of
Upper and Lower Canada, During the years 1795, 1796, and 1797_.  By
Isaac Weld, Junior.  Fourth Edition.  London: Printed for John
Stockdale, Piccadilly. 1800.  Page 81.  [Google Books, title page
viewed.  ESTC lists a 1799 edition; Houghton has a copy of that.]

"The American travellers, before they pursued their journey, took a
hearty draught each, according to custom, of egg-nog, a mixture
composed of new milk, eggs, rum, and sugar, beat up together."

This is at an inn near Baltimore, on the road to
Philadelphia.  Perhaps another hint of a Middle Atlantic origin.


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