Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Spice Egg Nog: great nog or the greatest nog?

Browsing the latest offerings at my local grocer's dairy aisle this weekend, I came across a beverage that filled me with more giddy hope than an Obama fan singing "Tomorrow" from Annie: PET Pumpkin Spice Egg Nog.

I first tasted it spiked with rum, courtesy of my brother. It wasn't bad. Not bad at all. It was quite good, in fact, though not quite the revelation that I thought it'd be*. But it was spicy enough to enhance my enjoyment of this wonderful season and the hooch provided enough of a numbing factor to console me after Ohio State's devastating loss to Penn State.

Last night I tried it sans alcohol and it still held up rather well. With the possible exception of Tara Reid, everything's better with booze added to it, though, so that's how I'd recommend the drink be served. Bourbon and rum are the traditional favorites for spiking, but why not get creative? Add it to some Goldschl├Ąger and make Pumpkin Shooters. Or mix it with a healthy dose of Baileys, which will all but guarantee that you will need to add a spoon to the equation.

Out of all the nogs that I've ever consumed in my life, this easily ranks in the Top 20, maybe even the Top 15. I'll have to consult my nog tasting journal and get back to you.

*Like how everyone will feel about a certain Presidential candidate in a year or two?


spydrz said...

A) Nogs=gross.
B) With the possible exception of the irreversible harm done by Obee, it will be humorous to watch the Obamacons' hopes and dreams dashed when he turns out to be the corrupt and inexperienced politician that the media prevents him from being seen as.

Micah said...

A) Wrong.
B) I prefer the term "Obamaton." I've never heard "Obamacon," but that sounds like what one would call a conservative (or at least a GOP member, which aren't necessarily the same things) who endorses Obama, despite the obvious huge conflict in ideologies.

But I agree. It's going to be funny to see everyone's wildly unrealistic expectations crumbled.

spydrz said...


spydrz said...

And while I'm on the subject, I'll be awaiting his indictment for treason for enacting Marxism.

SBN1 said...

It's funny to see the proverbial shoe on the other foot. I recall a great many (okay, eight) years ago when Bush the Lesser seized power in America. Conservatives were delighted to no end, whilst their rivals were proclaiming gloom and doom.

It never came (although at times it seemed like the end was upon us.)

So, as we stand here in the smoldering remains of the Bush Administration, I say unto you conservatives with your downcast eyes, "your time will be here soon enough." A true(er) conservative ala Huckabee and/or Romney will come riding to the rescue and the cycle of politics in America will go on.

Micah said...

Oh, it's the same shit, only switch the Ds and Rs. Everything's cyclical. I expect the GOP to regain some ground during the 2010 mid-terms.

I don't think the sky's falling as rapidly as others for exactly the above reason, but I do fear that in the meantime Obama - with the aid of a Democratic supermajority in Congress - will enact some large, sweeping social programs or limits to our freedom (2nd Amendment?), which would be a bitch to roll back. As usual with large government programs, you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube.

SBN1 said...

meh, the 2nd amendment ain't going nowhere. Any social programs will be another part of what I like to call "the W hangover." After all, Mr. Bush's wild ride all but paved the way for BO. Seriously, the chickens are coming home to roost.

If I were McCain and I lost this election, my concession speech would be nothing more than, "Congratulations to what's-his-name...this is what you bitches get for not electing me back in 2000."

What's he got to lose at that point? He sold out big time to get this far, so why not?

Anyhow, if the R's are lucky, they won't have to endure a full 8 years. A one and done should be easy, assuming BO wins it all, as he's inheriting a steaming pile of sh!t with the expectation that he'll somehow turn it to gold.

The thing is, it can't be done.

So somewhere, Mitt Romney is preparing for 2012 (don't front like you didn't see his speech at the RNC this year. Dude might as well have kicked over the podium and shouted "I got next!")

Believe that.

spydrz said...

I still say nog is nasty.

Anonymous said...

But he's so well-spoken! I'm smitten! Here, take half my income.

I say nog HAS to be spiked. I also say: Go Green!

Noah said...

"Obamaton" - If I remember correctly isn't that from the cartoon where there are a bunch of little robots that scream a catch phrase, then a catchy tune plays, they fly though the air, transform and join together to form a big robot... the Obamaton?

jasdye said...

1) obamacons are what mccain disdainfully refers to as, "stuffy georgetown cocktail party conservatives" who've all but campaigned for obama (i think every one of them save george will).

2) second amendment? seriously? did you hear joe the senator on that one? obama ain't touching your guns, bitter people. that's just not an issue to him. besides, he wouldn't want biden going rogue on him... at best, we can hope to recover some of our FIRST amendment rights. if all he does is keep us from losing more and at least begin to hold his office back by rule of law (ie, the Constitution), i'll be happy.

3) just bought Coffeemate Eggnog Creamer. was definitely NOT impressed this morning - but then again, i guess i just need to go big or go home with this flavored creamer stuff.