There is no drink more synonymous with holiday than eggnog. The classic alcoholic egg milk punch is a rich, chilled, sweetened, dairy-based beverage, traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks which gives it a frothy texture. All over L.A., bars are putting their own twists on the traditional cocktail. From spiced to sweet, check out the 12 best eggnogs in Los Angeles this holiday season.
Hedgehog Eggnog at The Raymond 1886
The holidays are finally here and 1886’s former head barman Peter Lloyd Jones created the Hedgehog Eggnog to kick-off them off. Comprised of Demerara sugar, East India sherry, Jamaican rum, bourbon, whole egg, cream and cinnamon, this Old-World eggnog is the perfect way to celebrate the season.
1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena; TheRaymond.com; @raymondrestaurant
Cousin Eddie’s Eggnog at No More Heroes
“Merry Christmas… Shi**er was full!” As part of No More Heroes’ month long celebration, Christmassy As F*ck, Cousin Eddie’s Eggnog is one of the many festive cocktails on menu. Named after one of the the most memorable character from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” this boozy treat is made with Remy Martin 1738, Tempus Fugit Banane, eggnog, cinnamon and served in a playful reindeer mug, just like in the film.
7746 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; Nmh.la; @nomoreheroesla
Noggy or Nice at The Garland
‘Tis the season at The Garland. Located in North Hollywood with true Hollywood roots, the property is spreading holiday cheer with its 12 Days of Cocktails now through Dec. 24. Santa’s check list includes Noggy or Nice, made with eggnog, caramel sauce, kosher salt, whipped cream, grated nutmeg and Sailor Jerry Rum.
4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood; Thegarland.com; @thegarland
Winter Eggnog at Norah Restaurant
Norah’s Winter Eggnog is created with locally made spiced rum, cognac, egg, coconut cream, winter spice syrup topped with a winter spiced whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg. The best part? It’s dairy free so you can indulge without guilt (and not have to deal with a rumbly tummy).
8279 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; Norahrestaurant.com; @norahrestaurant
Nog in the Boots at Preux & Proper
We can only guess what Santa’s favorite cocktail this Christmas would be, but we are pretty sure the Nog in the Boots from Kassady Wiggins at Preux & Proper would be it! Be like Father Christmas himself and sip and savor this holiday cocktail made with whiskey, house-made eggnog, nutmeg and topped with house made whipped cream.
840 South Spring St., Los Angeles; PreuxandProper.com; @preuxandproper
FS Eggnog at Culina
The Holidays are not the same without eggnog and Connor Hammond at Culina at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills has created the perfect holiday sipper that meets all of your wants and needs. The FS Eggnog is made with bourbon, nutmeg, cinnamon and house-made eggnog. A delectably delicious drink like this will make even the biggest Scrooge smile.
Located at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 S. Doheny Dr., Los Angeles; CulinaRestaurant.com; @culinala
Ande’s Nog at Broxton
Broxton, the latest project from Artisanal Brewers Collective, officially opened its doors this fall in Los Angeles in the heart of Westwood. For its first holiday season, the brewery and public house is serving up its Ande’s Nog with bourbon wearing crème de cacao, housemade mint syrup and a collar of whipped cream. Tastes like drinking a thin mint cookie!
1099 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles; artisanalbrewerscollective.com; @broxtonbrew
Oh Holy Nog at Here & Now
Blitzen’s is the uber festive holiday pop-up in the Arts District’s new hotspot Here & Now. The special, seasonal menu, which reads as a super cute, multi-page illustrated children’s book, includes over a dozen themed cocktails. The made-from-scratch nog is unreal on its own, but when you add Courvoisier Cognac, Avua Cachaca, Amontillado Sherry and Becherovka to make the Oh Holy Nog, you get Christmas in a cup.
300 S. Santa Fe Ave., Suite N, Los Angeles; hereandnowdtla.com; @hereandnowdtla
Christmas Palm Tree Eggnog at Birds & Bees
Los Angeles may never truly experience a white Christmas, but you can still get into the spirit at the 1950s themed underground bar Birds & Bees. Bar manager Jake Larowe created his Christmas Palm Tree Eggnog made with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean, rye whiskey and mezcal for a SoCal twist on the classic.
207 S. Broadway (Basement) Los Angeles; Birdsandbeesla.com; @birdsandbeesla
Kingbird Eggnog at Lucques
Christiaan Röllich at Lucques will have you singing carols with his Kingbird Eggnog creation. Made with El Dorado Spiced Rum, cream, egg and fall spices, this seasonal sipper is the perfect after dinner dessert.
8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; Lucques.com; @lucquesla
Greyhound Vintage Eggnog at The Greyhound Bar & Grill
Ho Ho Ho Highland Park! Head over to local favorite The Greyhound Bar & Grill Greyhound because its Vintage Egg Nog is back! This highly-anticipated seasonal treat is made with eggs, cream, cane sugar, spice-oak-barley-infused Hotaling & Co. Anchor White Christmas, Greyhound bourbon blend, De Luze Cognac, High West American Prairie Bourbon and El Dorado Demerara Spiced Rum.
5570 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles; The-greyhound.com; @thegreyhoundla
Bibo Eggnog at Bibo Ergo Sum
Bibo Ergo Sum, the sleek cocktail bar in the newly revamped Robertson Plaza, is keeping its patrons cozy this season with made-from-scratch eggnog. The recipe includes eggs, granulated sugar, freshly grated nutmeg, lightly grated cinnamon, Lustau Oloroso, Sherry La Fleur Sauternes Semillon Blanc, cinnamon tequila. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao, Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac whole milk, heavy cream and a light sprinkle of salt in the center.
116 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles; Biboergosumla.com; @biboergosumla
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