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This fast food chain’s “$10 Chicken and Wine” deal has been Japan’s favorite Christmas dinner since 1974.

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Upgraded Eggnog


  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • .5 oz maple syrup
  • .25 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
  • 1.5 oz Paul Beau VS Cognac
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to garnish

Upgraded Eggnog


  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a shaker.
  2. Shake without ice first, then add ice and shake again to chill and dilute the eggnog slightly (by about 1 ounce).
  3. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Recipe by Town & Country

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Did Ya Know?

Which fast food chain’s “$10 Chicken and Wine” deal has been Japan’s favorite Christmas dinner since 1974?

Answer: KFC.

KFC Japan

“KFC came to Japan in 1970, and held the first Christmas campaign in 1974, selling the combination of KFC’s original recipe chicken and a bottle of wine,” says Yuko Nakajima, chief marketing officer of KFC Japan. “Fried chicken and wine became a hit right away and a new Christmas custom for the Japanese market was introduced. This quickly evolved into a tradition for the market, ‘Fried Chicken for Christmas’.”


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