It's only November 7, but the festive drinks have already started to pour in from all directions, and, so far, they haven't disappointed. There's Baileys' Red Velvet Liqueur, a $1 Vodka Cranberry Lemonade drink deal from Applebee's, and of course, your typical batch of holiday drinks from Starbucks - I'm talking goodies like chestnut praline latte and peppermint mocha.
But so far, none of these drinks have felt as festive as this $9 boozy eggnog from Costco. Yep, you read that right, for just $9 each you can stock up on 1.5 Liter bottles of alcoholic eggnog that has 13.9 percent ABV (alcohol by volume)!! That's enough booze to help you cope with relatives asking you "what are your post-grad plans?" every five minutes at your Thanksgiving table.
Costco's Kirkland eggnog product is actually called an "Eggnog Wine Cocktail," which can be a little confusing given that traditional boozy eggnog is made using eggs, cream and some type of liquor like rum or brandy, but definitely NOT wine. In fact, I don't know how I feel about the idea of combining wine, eggs, and cream in a drink?! 🤢
But fear not, because Costco's customers were quick to notice that the beverage may not, in fact, contain any trace of wine. Instead, Costco might have decided to label the drink a "wine cocktail" instead of "liqueur" due to state liquor laws, as one Reddit user astutely pointed out.
Back to fangirling about the beverage.
Costco's spiked holiday eggnog is made with real dairy cream and best served over ice. According to People, some Costco shoppers found the boozy beverage to be a little too lit saying it has a "strong alcohol taste." But you can always add some more alcohol-free store-bought eggnog and ice cubes to the mix to dilute it.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your friends and head to Costco to stock up on the #1 festive drink of the season (yep, that's right, I'm calling it!).