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How to make your cocktails the life of the party

This time of year, homes across the country are bustling with friends and family celebrating the holidays with festive foods and drinks. Dairy products like butter, milk, cheese and cream are standard ingredients in celebratory dishes, but one area where dairy can play a starring role is often overlooked – the cocktail glass. Instead of just offering wine or beer, the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has put together cocktail tips and tricks for making every gathering a happy hour at home.

Wild's Cooked Egg Holiday Eggnog

Yield: 25 servings 

12 whole eggs, separated

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 quart Real California whole milk

1 quart Real California heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg

8 ounces good quality dark rum or bourbon, optional

Grated nutmeg

Minty Moocha Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 servings 

2 1/4 cups Real California whole milk

1 1/4 ounces granulated sugar

1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped and reserved

3 1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

1 ounce peppermint schnapps

1/2 ounce coffee liqueur 

Real California whipped cream

Shaved chocolate

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