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Jingle Ball Nog from Miracle on 5th Street
Jingle Ball Nog from Miracle on 5th Street
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Where to Indulge in Creamy Eggnog Cocktails in Austin

With rum, whiskey, or cognac

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Jingle Ball Nog from Miracle on 5th Street
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’Tis the season for the holiday spirit in a very literal way: Rich, creamy eggnog. Originally made with rum to kill harmful bacteria and prevent spoilage, today’s eggnog is generally made with cream, spices, a variety of booze, and (for the good stuff) actual eggs. Understandably served in small quantities, eggnog is a go-to for tree decorating, warming up by the fire, or all-around good cheer. And fortunately for Austinites (who occasionally endure 80-degree days in December), it’s served chilled.

Quite a few bars around Austin provide the opportunity to sip the winter concoction. Of course, temporary holiday bar Miracle on 5th Street has a version, uniquely made with peanut butter and almond milk. Whisler’s sticks with the classics, serving 100-year-old family recipe. Those who prefer the drink with whiskey can head to Irene’s, while those looking for maximum alcohol can try Juliet Italian Kitchen.

For more seasonal bites and drinks, scope out Eater’s guide to the best holiday specials and deals in Austin. Otherwise, indulge in the essential cocktail bars, new cocktail bars, and best bars for whiskey.

All Austin eggnog purveyors below are listed from north to south. If there’s a bar serving eggnog that we missed, let Eater know through the tipline or in the comments.

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1. 24 Diner

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600 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5400
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The all-hours diner has boozy eggnog that’s only $5 during happy hour.

Boozy eggnog from 24 Diner
Boozy eggnog from 24 Diner
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2. Irene’s

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506 West Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 298-0853
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Dubbed Santa’s Little Helper, Irene’s eggnog is boozed up with whiskey and topped with nutmeg. Given the crazy temperatures in Texas, it may even be possible to enjoy the drink on the patio.

Santa’s Little Helper from Irene’s
Santa’s Little Helper from Irene’s
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3. Miracle on 5th Street

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307 W 5th St a
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-4094
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Of course this holiday pop-up at The Eleanor features eggnog. The Jingle Ball Nog has a booze base of cognac and sherry plus peanut butter, almond milk, pandan, cream, nougat syrup, an egg, and nutmeg topping.

Jingle Ball Nog from Miracle on 5th Street
Jingle Ball Nog from Miracle on 5th Street
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4. Searsucker

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415 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 394-8000
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Eggnog was apparently too light for Searsucker, so the restaurant’s version has vanilla bean ice cream, Frangelico liqueu​r, and Godiva white chocolate with a cinnamon garnish.

Eggnog from Searsucker
Eggnog from Searsucker
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5. Péché

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208 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-4011
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The absinthe bar had to put its signature ingredient in the eggnog. With spiced rum, nutmeg, vanilla bean, allspice, Velvet Falernum, cinnamon syrup, and an absinthe rinse, creator Chris Gaspar sought to keep the drink from being too creamy.

6. The Bonneville

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202 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 428-4643
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The Bonneville’s winter cocktail menu will include eggnog with brandy or bourbon (Pappy van Winkle 12-year). There’s also a lighter version, Faux Nog, that’s just as boozy.

The Bonneville
The Bonneville bar
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7. Whisler's

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1816 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 480-0781
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The East Side bar’s eggnog uses a 100 year-old family recipe with rum and traditional spices.

Whisler’s eggnog
Whisler’s eggnog
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8. Juliet Italian Kitchen

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1500 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 479-1800
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With the mixrum, bourbon, and cognac, this eggnog is not for lightweights. It’s finished with an allspice dram, heavy cream, demerara (sugar) syrup, an egg, and shaved nutmeg.

Juliet holiday drink
Juliet holiday drink
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9. Odd Duck

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1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 433-6521
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The barrel-aged eggnog at Odd Duck is topped with nutmeg and Vietnamese cinnamon.

Barrel-aged eggnog from Odd Duck
Barrel-aged eggnog from Odd Duck
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1. 24 Diner

600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Boozy eggnog from 24 Diner
Boozy eggnog from 24 Diner
24 Diner/Facebook

The all-hours diner has boozy eggnog that’s only $5 during happy hour.

600 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

2. Irene’s

506 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Santa’s Little Helper from Irene’s
Santa’s Little Helper from Irene’s
Irene’s/Twitter

Dubbed Santa’s Little Helper, Irene’s eggnog is boozed up with whiskey and topped with nutmeg. Given the crazy temperatures in Texas, it may even be possible to enjoy the drink on the patio.

506 West Ave
Austin, TX 78701

3. Miracle on 5th Street

307 W 5th St a, Austin, TX 78701
Jingle Ball Nog from Miracle on 5th Street
Jingle Ball Nog from Miracle on 5th Street
Miracle on 5th Street/Facebook

Of course this holiday pop-up at The Eleanor features eggnog. The Jingle Ball Nog has a booze base of cognac and sherry plus peanut butter, almond milk, pandan, cream, nougat syrup, an egg, and nutmeg topping.

307 W 5th St a
Austin, TX 78701

4. Searsucker

415 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701
Eggnog from Searsucker
Eggnog from Searsucker
Courtesy Searsucker

Eggnog was apparently too light for Searsucker, so the restaurant’s version has vanilla bean ice cream, Frangelico liqueu​r, and Godiva white chocolate with a cinnamon garnish.

415 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

5. Péché

208 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

The absinthe bar had to put its signature ingredient in the eggnog. With spiced rum, nutmeg, vanilla bean, allspice, Velvet Falernum, cinnamon syrup, and an absinthe rinse, creator Chris Gaspar sought to keep the drink from being too creamy.

208 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701

6. The Bonneville

202 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
The Bonneville
The Bonneville bar
Michelle V./Yelp

The Bonneville’s winter cocktail menu will include eggnog with brandy or bourbon (Pappy van Winkle 12-year). There’s also a lighter version, Faux Nog, that’s just as boozy.

202 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

7. Whisler's

1816 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Whisler’s eggnog
Whisler’s eggnog
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The East Side bar’s eggnog uses a 100 year-old family recipe with rum and traditional spices.

1816 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

8. Juliet Italian Kitchen

1500 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Juliet holiday drink
Juliet holiday drink
Juliet Italian Kitchen/Facebook

With the mixrum, bourbon, and cognac, this eggnog is not for lightweights. It’s finished with an allspice dram, heavy cream, demerara (sugar) syrup, an egg, and shaved nutmeg.

1500 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

9. Odd Duck

1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Barrel-aged eggnog from Odd Duck
Barrel-aged eggnog from Odd Duck
Odd Duck/Facebook

The barrel-aged eggnog at Odd Duck is topped with nutmeg and Vietnamese cinnamon.

1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

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