Slideshow: A Dozen Ways to Upgrade Your Eggnog

All the 'Nogs
All the 'Nogs
We've got a dozen variations on the classic. Ready?
Gingersnap Eggnog
Gingersnap Eggnog

Want to spice it up? Gingersnap Eggnog adds a splash of Canton ginger liqueur to the mix along with a sweet rim of ground gingersnap cookies.

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Maple Bourbon Eggnog
Maple Bourbon Eggnog

This savory Maple Bourbon Eggnog is for those who believe that everything is better with bacon. If you absolutely must, you can garnish with crispy bacon bits.

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Pumpkin Eggnog
Pumpkin Eggnog

I'm not one of the many pumpkin-inclined folks out there—the kind who'll use the winter as an excuse to shove pumpkins into the most unreasonable places—but I would, however, partake in a Pumpkin Eggnog enhanced with warm spices.

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Butterscotch Eggnog
Butterscotch Eggnog

The smokiness of Scotch pairs nicely with light brown sugar in Butterscotch Eggnog, which should obviously be served with a big fat cigar.

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Toasted Coconut Eggnog
Toasted Coconut Eggnog

if you prefer something equally rich but far more tropical, you could go with Coconut Eggnog made with coconut milk and toasted coconut flakes.

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Nutella Eggnog
Nutella Eggnog

For more straight-up hazelnut flavor combined with chocolate, a bit of Nutella mixed into your 'nog base will get you some sweet, sweet Nutella Eggnog. It's like eating the stuff straight out of the container but without the guilt! Strike that, it's got all the guilt, but at least it's got some booze mixed in there to help you deal with it.

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Chocolate and Spice Eggnog
Chocolate and Spice Eggnog

Bittersweet chocolate melted into the cream forms the base for Chocolate and Spice Eggnog, which gets hit with cinnamon and a pinch of ground chilis. It's eggnog just like they drink in Mexico... sort of.

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Cappuccino Eggnog
Cappuccino Eggnog

Cappuccino Eggnog is made with double coffee—both brewed espresso and coffee liqueur go into its base.

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