I think I may have invented a new holiday quaff a couple years ago. While I can't guarantee someone hadn't already come up with this, I discovered it for myself two years ago and just had to share. I reprise my 2011 post here in case you've got a container of egg nog sitting in the fridge right now.
Finding myself armed with a wee jug of Sassy Cow egg nog and a small bottle of the Columbus dairy's chocolate milk, I couldn't resist my urge to experiment.
What I think I invented is a holiday black and tan, or more accurately, brown and yellow. But that name just doesn't have the same panache, does it?
I filled a tall glass about two-thirds full of egg nog and then added the chocolate milk. I found that although it doesn't sit on top or float to the bottom, the chocolate milk sort of hides itself in the egg nog and you almost can't even tell it's there except for the dot at the center of the surface of the nog.
Further experiments showed that some very light stirring makes a streaked version and more vigorous mixing incorporates the milk creating a light brown mix.
But I preferred to leave the chocolate hidden inside, creating almost a reverse â€“ and liquid â€“ filled chocolate.
Though I didn't try it, certainly adding a little, ahem, juice would make it a more festive drink for adults only.
Sure, a tall glass full of egg nog and chocolate milk is a little sinful, but, hey, the holidays come but once a year.
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