"Eggnog is a Christmas holiday tradition. This rich, chilled, sweetened dairy-based beverage is traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg white and egg yolks. Of course, this time of year you can also buy a carton of it at your local grocer. Follow this recipe by mixing in some chocolate and bourbon and you’ve got the best eggnog cocktail ever!"
2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup milk
2 cups eggnog
4–6 ounces bourbon (I prefer mine on the light side)
shaved chocolate, to garnish
Place chocolate, cocoa powder and milk in a heatproof bowl and place over a pan of simmering water. Heat and whisk until the chocolate has melted and is incorporated into the milk. Remove from the heat and cool.
Beat the eggnog in a stand mixer for about 5 minutes. Lower the speed to low, and slowly add the chocolate milk mixture until fully incorporated, about 1 minute. Add bourbon and mix until combined. Chill for at least one hour.
Divide between the glasses and serve garnished with shaved chocolate. If you use coupe or martini glasses, this makes three drinks. In a highball glass, you’ll get two.