ESSENCE Eats: Join Our Debate on These Traditional Holiday Cocktails

We ask and answer the question - what is egg nog anyway?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – no not Christmas – holiday cocktail season! This is the season when a variety of delicious libations grace our cups so we can toast to the end of another great year. But no two holiday drinks are as loved – or debated – as egg nog vs. coquito.

Some people prefer the classic taste of traditional American egg nog, while others prefer the rum filled island flavor of Puerto Rican coquito.  And some, have never heard of either drink at all – but we won’t judge them. One thing is for sure, once you try them, you’ll definitely have a favorite you’ll look to year after year to help make the holiday season bright.

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Watch the video to see ESSENCE staffers debate their love/hate relationship with these holiday cocktail favorites, and find out which drink ends up being the toast of the town.