Drinking with Saint Nick


Health Editor’s Note:  Do you need a special holiday present for that person in your life who likes to entertain?  Maybe you would like to spruce up your own holiday drink-making abilities and offerings. This little book holds beer and wine selections as well as dozens of cocktail recipes. This little hard-back book holds stories about good Old St. Nicholas and other saints and the advent calendar that marks off the days until December 25th.  Is it too early to think about getting ready for Christmas! With holiday decorations long in the stores, probably not!

Drinking with Saint Nick: Christmas Coctktails for Sinners and Saints might be just the gift ticket.  Published by Regnery History this book is written by Michael P. Foley who is a writer of other unusual and “quirky” books and since he is a Catholic theologian has his own ‘insights” into entertaining with wine, beer, and cocktail recipes. This book will be found in the Religion/Holidays/or Christmas & Advent sections.  ISBN: 978-1-62157-732-4. U.S.$19.99 and $25.99 Canada    Regnery Publishing

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  1. Most culinary historians agree that eggnog began in the early medieval Britain when recipe for posset, a hot milky, ale like drink, which by the 13th century , monks were adding eggs and figs to it.
    Milk, eggs and sherry were common to the wealthy so eggnog was used to toast to health and prosperity.
    In the 1700s the drink hopped the pond and the colonists were adding the cheaper rum to it.
    Some argue the word “nog” comes from the word noggin or wooden cup, or grog, a strong beer.
    By the 18th century, the term eggnog had become a household word.
    The eggnog sold in stores is a sugar laden mixture containing 1% egg and additives.
    The versions sold in supermarkets and party stores is a sugar filled mixture of additives, artificial ingredients and 1% egg.
    Find a good recipe and make your own.

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