Drinking. Ah, drinking. All day. All night. You know what it does to you; how it makes you feel and act, however different from the recap your friends give. Conversations are better, and food is absolutely better. Health conscious drinkers may end the night with a series of drunken crunches, but why not take note of what you’re putting into your body instead of trying to make up for it with 3 or 4 lousy minutes of a painfully sobering workout?
Gizmodo’s certified nutritionist Maren Robinson took a look at the best and worse drinks for your health, while keeping in mind that any amount of alcohol consumption will have more or less the same effect on your night.
There is only one month of the entire year when it is wholly acceptable to indulge in copious amounts of Eggnog. This creamy holiday cocktail, thick with flavor and calories, is synonymous with Christmas. Instead of buying the premade Eggnog at the grocery store, make some yourself following this adapted version of Paula Dean’s recipe. Yes, that Paula Dean, the sassy southern lady regularly featured on the Food Network.
6 eggs, separated
¾ cup sugar
1 pint heavy cream
4 pints milk
½ pint Bourbon
Warm a kettle by rinsing it with boiling hot water. After dumping the water pour in the rum and add lemon peel, cinnamon, and cloves. Then boil the cider/water and pour into the rum. Add the butter and stir everything together. Pour into a mug and grate some fresh nutmeg to garnish. Add sugar if desired.