In “Another Reason To Spike That Eggnog,” Flora Lichtman of Talk of the Nation seeks an answer to a question about whether the risk of contracting salmonella poisoning can be reduced by putting whiskey (or similar) into one’s eggnog. See it from the Science Friday page (with video link).
Also in “More Evidence That Eggnog Goes Better With Booze,” from the US National Public Radio pages:
It’s a question that many people have on their minds this season: Does spiking the homemade eggnog safeguard it against salmonella? Eggnog expert and microbiologist Vince Fischetti of The Rockefeller University in New York runs some tests to find out.