Minnesota’s Favorite Christmas Cocktail is a Holiday Classic
There is no shortage of festive drinks during the holiday season, and a new survey says Minnesota's favorite Christmas cocktail is a tried-and-true holiday classic.
When it comes to the holidays, getting together with family and friends is something we love to do-- and when we do, Minnesotans also LOVE to have a festive drink to go along with it, right? (A trip to the liquor store last weekend where it was crazy busy illustrated just HOW much we like our drinks during the holidays!)
And, seeing as the ongoing pandemic might make things different this year, many of us will still welcome the holidays with open arms-- and clinking glasses. That's the word from this new Alcohol.Org survey, anyway, that has come up with the Most Popular Christmas Cocktail in Each State. They surveyed over 3,000 people to compile their favorite holiday drink list this year.
And here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the survey says our favorite holiday drink is... egg nog! That's right, that traditional Christmas classic, made with heavy cream or milk, raw eggs, sugar, spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and/or vanilla, and light rum tops the list of Christmas cocktails. It's also the most popular holiday drink across the entire country this year, the survey noted.
Other popular holiday drinks receiving votes in the survey were the Moscow Mule, Old Fashioneds, Hot Buttered Rum, Mimosas, and Champagne. There's no doubting the popularity of egg nog during the holidays, although, I do take exception to the survey also listing it as the most popular holiday drink in my home state of Wisconsin. When I was a kid growing up, the most popular holiday drink at our house was the Tom and Jerry! (Which is similar to egg nog, but with both rum AND brandy and a spicy, creamy batter instead of eggs.)
And while we're talking about Christmas, perhaps even MORE popular than hoisting a festive holiday drink is going for a drive and checking out all those twinkling holiday lights, right? Keep scrolling to check out a list of some of the BEST Christmas light displays in southeast Minnesota!