’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 Originally made with rum to kill harmful bacteria and prevent spoilage, today’s eggnog is generally made with cream, spices, a variety of booze, and (for the good stuff)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. Find the creamy boozy beverage in Austin from bars like Lala’s, Kitty Cohen’s, and Revelry.
For more seasonal drinks, there are maps to the best holiday cocktail bar pop-ups, hot cocktails, holiday cocktails, and hot chocolates. Likewise, there are guides to the best holiday experiences (with food and drink) in the city, as well as Christmas dine-in, takeout, and takeout desserts.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More