Chocolate Egg Nog

My drink a day calendar has moved into holiday cocktails this week.

This one from yesterday is for people who don't like egg nog, but think they should drink it to be festive: 4 cups any store bought egg nog, nutmeg, cloves (just a tad), couple tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. You'll probably need to whisk it all together while you warm it up in a pan.

Add a half cup grated Mexican chocolate, the kind that comes in individually wrapped paper circles in the little paper 'box'. I grated mine on a micro-plane, but the food processor would be a lot faster. Warm this up with your egg nog mixture just to a simmer. Take off the heat, and add a cup of tequila (or to taste; I used a little less, and reposado).

I'd never thought of tequila in egg nog, but this doesn't really taste like egg nog, more like a spiked hot chocolate, and it's nicely spicy. And the tequila packs a punch.

A good winter night drink, and it'd be great on the stove or in the slow cooker at parties.