’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 Originally made with rum to kill harmful bacteria and prevent spoilage, today’s eggnog is generally made with cream, spices, a variety of booze, and (for the good stuff)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.Read More