Remember in Rocky when Sylvester Stallone slurps down a glass of raw eggs at 4am? Well, that scene would have been a lot more appealing if he mixed them with milk, nutmeg, and brown liquor first. ’Tis the season for tasty spiced nog, and if you don’t feel like making some, these restaurants around the city are serving their own versions. From concoctions involving sherry and cognac to festive alternatives to milk in lattes, here are 14 spots to find eggnog in Seattle this holiday season.
And if you’re not the biggest eggnog fan but are still feeling festive, check out our 2020 Seattle Christmas Food Guide.
Every year, Sol Liquor releases their extremely special, 30-day-aged eggnog for two days only: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And even though they are temporarily closed for service, the nog is still happening. It might end up being available sooner than the 24th, because 2020 is unpredictable, so check their Instagram for updates.
This fantastic Filipino bakery in the ID is selling purple ube eggnog spiked with brandy and rum. Each bottle is $30, contains four servings, and pairs perfectly with a pint of their ube cooke dough for an afternoon of holiday baking. Place your pickup orders online.
Our favorite restaurant in the entire city is now selling eggnog - the only issue is that it’s only available as part of their Christmas Cookie Kit, which is actually not an issue at all. The kit is $70 and includes 15 cookies, from hazelnut meringues to Italian wedding cookies, their housemade spiked nog, and a pint of Salt & Straw’s Dwanta’s Teremana Spiked Eggnog flavor. That’s right, two eggnogs for the price of one. You can preorder a kit online here.
Does eggnog pair well with pizza? We’re about to find out, because Delancey is serving some now, complete with five different liquors and plenty of fresh nutmeg. A four-serving bottle costs $27, and it’s available in-person only during this Ballard pizzeria’s regular hours (5-9pm).
This great new bar on Capitol Hill that we usually love for glittered Jell-O shots released a three-month-aged eggnog spiked with whiskey, rum, fernet, and cognac. It costs $20 for a liter, and you can stop by during their to-go pop-up on Friday, December 11th to grab yours.
If you prefer your eggnog spiked with espresso instead of booze, head to our favorite coffee shop in Seattle. Vivace is serving eggnog lattes for the holiday season, and you can grab one at both of their locations as well as their sidewalk cart on Broadway.
It’s a real bummer to miss out on Rob Roy’s annual holiday cocktail pop-up this year, but you can experience it at home with this iconic Belltown bar’s eggnog to go. Theirs includes cognac, sherry, almond milk, cream, warming spices, and, of course, eggs. Pickup is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-9pm, and Thursdays-Sundays from 12-9pm.
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This all-day cafe in Ballard has released a few different batches of spiked eggnog in classic, espresso, and turmeric-ginger flavors. They’re available to enjoy by the glass on their patio, or to go in a 750ml bottle.
If you’re craving eggnog sans the egg, milk, and alcohol, this vegan ice cream shop is serving creamy “oatnog” scoops and pints spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon. You can preorder for pickup at both Capitol Hill and Ballard Frankie & Jo’s locations on their website, or ship some to anybody in your life who’d appreciate some frozen, plant-based nog.
Warm eggnog can be comforting to sip on during the holidays, but Seattle doesn’t really get that cold. So instead of a hot toddy, try Salt & Straw’s eggnog ice cream. It’s spiked with Teremana tequila, sherry, and plenty of nutmeg with a touch of salt. You can preorder pints for pickup and/or delivery from Capitol Hill, Ballard, or Kirkland on their website. Best part is, $1 from every pint goes to World Central Kitchen.
Homer is no stranger to developing excellent flavors of soft serve, and their eggnog is no exception. You can order it at their takeout window plain, swirled with vegan roasted pear, and/or with a to-go bag of cranberry pecan granola to later sprinkle on top. They’re also selling eggnog in boozy liquid form as part of their holiday offerings.