Winter Warm-up

I’ve discovered a new favorite drink to curl up on the couch with… Aztec Eggnog.

I’m typically not a big eggnog fan – I like the taste, just not in large doses.  This drink however incorporates some extra ingredients that makes it a real treat.

For every 2-cup mug:
1.5 c egg-nog
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cloves
dash cinnamon
1/4 cup grated Mexican chocolate
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat until simmering (don’t boil).  From there add in a decent tequila to taste (1 to 3 oz,  depending on the day you’ve had…).

I really like the texture – the nog-flavor, the chile flavor combined with the chocolate and the hint of tequila throughout.

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  1. For the last 15 minutes I've been starting at that recipe reading "1/4 cup grated Mexican chocolate" as "1/4 cup grated Mexican cheese" and thinking …. hmmm … so I guess that's what makes it "Aztec". Especially when you mentioned you liked the texture … I was thinking, yeah, hopefully if all your cheese melts. I think I need my coffee.

  2. Well, this made me laugh for 10 minutes. (I think I need *my* coffee.)
    Sounds yummy, Steve. I might have to make it. Although I'd leave out the Tequila. Tequila and I have been estranged for some time…

  3. oh erin . . . just picturing that is so . . . gross. all stringy . . .however, the chocolate sounds lovely. i've never had egg nog, so i don't know what it tastes like . . . everything else would be fantastic!

  4. That sounds really good, but what is Mexican chocolate and could I substitute Hershey's or something similar that those of us who are closer to Canada than Mexico could get?
    I foresee a lovely, warm pre-bedtime drink.

  5. Ashbychick and Mello — mexican chocolate is a generic term for dark chocolate that typically has some chile powder/flavor in it. The chocolate-chile taste is great surprise on the tastebuds.
    Mello — of course you can substitute in whatever chocolate you want — and rum might end up going with a more standard chocolate. Not sure. Worth a try!

  6. Yes, either they would conk right out, or the opposite would occur, they would start stripping off their jammies and dancing on the Living room table…

    You know you can also make brownies with the chile, and they are Great!

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