What Our Loved Ones are Drinking Over the Holidays

What Our Loved Ones are Drinking Over the Holidays

Happy Holidays Everyone! Mason and Adam wanted to put together a list of what their loved ones are drinking and enjoying over the holiday season! Scroll down to see Mason's Eggnog recipe that was featured on the Assemblage Beverage Podcast 27: Beverages for the Changing Season (Fall/Winter Edition).


Olivia Fissé (Adam's Fiancée): "Tis the season to drink up! While I do not partake in daily drinking activities, I do love Champagne. Charles Heidsieck is my favorite! I am also a big fan of seasonal mules and other cocktails. I just had a Pama mule that was very tasty! I also love cocktails since I am not a big drinker anymore. I love anything that is seasonal and refreshing. There's so many alternatives to make your drink exciting without any alcohol like kombucha, shrubs, flavored sparkling waters and homemade syrups."


Alex Aronson (Mason's Wife): "Who doesn't like bubbles over the holidays. It's bright, refreshing, goes well with all food, and the perfect way to end and start the new year."


Katrina Shoemaker (Adam's Mom): "I've been enjoying bubbles!!! Ruggeri Prosecco is high on my list this holiday season. If I'm home in the evenings and want something more low key, I've been sipping Bailey's over ice (and maybe a splash in my coffee)."


Laura Aronson (Mason's Mom): "I'll be drinking an almond milk flat white coffee. Anything Starbucks is good. No such thing as too much coffee."


Chris Shoemaker (Adam's Dad): "I like a nice vintage Coca Cola Classic." For the record, this is what he drinks year round...


Al Aronson (Mason's Dad): "Hot buttered rum was one of my past favorites, always warms you up. Puts you in the holiday mood and rum is kinda yum yum at holiday time. Hot vanilla coffee as it is just sweet and nice kinda like you and your family and friends. It the old days, Jack Daniels was a real nice topper, now I stick to the non-alcoholic drinks. Of course, last but not least, warm cider does the trick as it hits the spot."


Jack Shoemaker (Adam's Brother): "I've been enjoying more dark liquors for the winter. Mostly Knob Creek and Plantation Rum. I drink them either on the rocks or mixed with a little coke and some lime."


Gary Putman (Adam's Grandfather): "I purchased an international case of wine -- 2 from Stellenbosch (blends), 2 from Australia (Grenache), 2 from Argentina (Malbec), and 4 from Italy (2 Aglianico and 2 Primitivo). That should get us through the holiday proper. Also had a really nice GSM recently from Hahn. Hope we can share it! Wine is always better when it is shared with friends and family."


Tricia Cannon (Adam's Aunt): "I'm always into good red wine. Italians are my fav! Nana's brandy slush always says Christmas to me too."


Mason Aronson's Holiday Eggnog Recipe

Makes a very large batch (about 1 gallon)

1 quart heavy cream

1 quart whole milk

3/4 cup sugar

12 medium eggs (separated)

2 cups brandy

1 cup rye whiskey

1 cup dark rum

1/2 cup sherry (sweeter style like Cream Sherry)

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp ground cinnamon  

  1. Separate the egg whites from the yolks
  2. To the yolks, add sugar and whip until smooth. Add milk and cream and combine. Stir in the nutmeg and cinnamon.
  3. Add the brandy, rye whiskey, dark rum and sherry to the egg yolks and mix to combine.
  4. Beat the egg whites with a whisk or a hand mixer until stiff peaks. Fold the stiff egg whites into the egg and alcohol cream mixture.
  5. Place into the fridge and let rest for 24 hours before enjoying
  6. This recipe can be made non alcoholic by removing the brandy, rye, dark rum, and sherry.
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