Now is the time to indulge in seasonal flavors, like nutmeg, cinnamon, and even candy canes, with the best holiday cocktails from Austin’s bars and restaurants. Seek out eggnog, hot chocolates, and other festive boozy drinks. Don’t worry, hot cocktails can be found here.Read More
14 Places to Drink Holiday Cocktails in Austin
Spirits for holiday spirit.
1. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile
The aptly-named Odd Nog at Jacoby’s uses rum nutmeg and bourbon with cinnamon and fresh cream.
2. Stay Gold
Austin, TX 78702
Among the wintry cocktails from Stay Gold is the Winterfell, made seasonally-appropriate with a pear, ginger, and sage syrup mixed with St. Germain and champagne.
3. The Townsend
Eggnog from The Townsend means absinthe, cognac, and Becherovka.
Look out for Drink.Well’s famed eggy Tom and Jerry punch bowl available at the North Loop bar on Wednesday, December 23.
The Rainey Street bar’s ode to Christmas movies in drink-form include Griswold’s Eggnog (Christmas Vacation) made with spiced rum and Kahlua, and You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out (Christmas Story) with candy cane vodka and Bailey’s Irish Cream.
6. 400 Rabbits
The Aztec hot chocolate from the Alamo Drafthouse’s tequila-focused bar uses mezcal and ancho reyes
There’s still some time to grab Arro’s rye and cognac eggnog punch, available until Wednesday, December 23.
Austin, TX 78701
The Muddy Waters works almost like a holiday dessert with cold brew coffee, condensed milk, nutmeg, and orgeat. To booze it up, there’s amaro and cognac.
Ginger-infused bourbon really spices up Prelog’s eggnog cocktail.
10. The Hightower
The Hightower’s tribute to the ugly sweater is similar to eggnog with egg yolk, cream, rum, rye, and allspice dram.
11. Visconti Ristorante & Bar
The Hotel Granduca restaurant’s cocktail version of the Italian zabaglione adds in Cynar to the eggnog-like drink.
Peche’s holiday cocktail Christmas Came Early comes with a mulled wine syrup and gin.
13. The Tigress Pub
Just for Tuesday and Wednesday, The Tigress’ special will be an eggnog cocktail.
Then, if you want a non-alcoholic way to indulge in the season, Juiceland has it covered with the December special smoothie, full of bananas, pecans, nutmeg, and almond milk. Half the profits will go towards My Healing Place, too.