A few years ago, Science Friday, in collaboration with microbiologist Vince Fischetti and his lab at the Rockefeller University, conducted an experiment looking into a perennial holiday concern: will alcohol kill bacteria in homemade eggnog? We bring you the results. Please note: the sample size in this study is rather small, a single batch of nog.
Flora Lichtman is host of the podcast Every Little Thing. She’s a former Science Friday multimedia producer.