My husband's office has a white elephant gift exchange for their holiday party every year. This year he convinced me to make some festive cupcakes (along with some extra ginger snaps and sugar cookies we had lying around) as his gift. Of course he brought all of the cupcakes (not just the ones for the gift) in to munch on during their pre-party meeting. Which meant no left overs for me. Sad day. Guess I'll have to make more... Anyway, the flavors of choice were Peppermint Mocha and Spiked Egg Nog. Here they are.
While making these I couldn't help but remember my first drink of spiked egg nog, quite by accident, when I was about 13. Blech! I think it had brandy in it, not rum, and a lot of it. BUT, this egg nog cupcake was good. Really. Really. Good. I may or may not have hoarded "a couple three" (as they say in MN) that didn't fit in the cupcake containers. ;)
Experimenting with these recipes was fun and very successful. You should try it. And have yourself a sweet and satisfying holiday season!