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McClellan’s Retreat offers an E-Z Bake Oven ($12) with Sacred Bond brandy, house made eggnog, and Foro Amaro whipped cream.
McClellan’s Retreat offers an E-Z Bake Oven ($12) with Sacred Bond brandy, house made eggnog, and Foro Amaro whipped cream.
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'Tis The Season: Where To Spot Egg Nog

Find the spiked to traditional liquid treat here

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McClellan’s Retreat offers an E-Z Bake Oven ($12) with Sacred Bond brandy, house made eggnog, and Foro Amaro whipped cream.
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Though there's no shortage of eggnog sold at supermarkets this time of year, drinking the caloric beverage straight from the carton with your cat while watching Netflix just doesn't feel very festive. Eggnog is a drink meant to be enjoyed socially, perhaps to distract from the artery-clogging nature of its creamy deliciousness.

Conveniently, bars and restaurants across the region are offering a variety of eggnog drinks that can be sipped in the company of friends and family while basking in holiday decor or warming up by a crackling fire. Derek Brown's Miracle on 7th Street strip in Shaw is one efficient way to get a fix, where thousands of eggnog shots are downed during the holidays for $5 each (with a gift of the glass for an extra $5).

These egg nog picks run the gamut, from virgin to spiked, tweaked to traditional, and even hot to cold. Here are 15 spots to hit to satisfy a nog craving.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 1789 Restaurant

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1226 36th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 965-1789
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In 1789’s festively adorned dining room, guests can enjoy a classic eggnog ($13) that’s been cooked sous-vide. The drink is made with milk, cream, egg yolks, sugar, rum extract, nutmeg, almond extract, and cloves. It’s served chilled and topped with freshly-grated nutmeg.

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2. All Set Restaurant & Bar

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8630 Fenton St
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 495-8800
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This coastal venue serves a spiked eggnog for $8. They make the eggnog in-house with milk, cream, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla bean, eggs yolks, and sugar. The cocktail is a mix of eggnog and Mount Gay Black Barrel rum garnished with a cinnamon stick.

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3. Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

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1515 N Courthouse Rd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-2410
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Bayounog is available every year at Bayou Bakery. Their version is made with eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean, and cream. It’s available by the quart to take home ($16), or by the glass ($4.50). Diners can also opt for a glass of Naughty Nog with bourbon ($7).

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4. Bibiana Osteria & Enoteca

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1100 New York Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 216-9550
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Bibiana is counting down to Christmas with 25 new seasonal cocktails available during December. Offerings include an Eggnog with a Twist ($12) that includes Buffalo Trace bourbon, Pedro Ximénez sherry, Bénédictine, and grated nutmeg. It also comes with a ginger cookie.

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5. Bidwell

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1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 547-0172
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Bidwell serves a no-frills version of eggnog with egg yolks, sugar, milk, cream, egg whites, and a pinch of salt. It can be ordered non-alcoholic ($6) or with rum or bourbon ($13).

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6. BLT Steak

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1625 I Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 689-8999
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For a hot variation on eggnog, head to BLT Steak for the Tom and Jerry ($16). (And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the cartoon cat and mouse.) This holiday drink was popular during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and features a thick, whipped eggnog-like base that is thinned with hot milk or water. BLT Steak’s version is served in an Irish coffee mug with Hennessy V.S cognac, Don Q Añejo rum, hot milk, and nutmeg.

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7. Bourbon Steak DC

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2800 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 944-2026
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Bourbon Steak’s whimsical take on eggnog is called Egg Grog 2.0 ($16). It comes in a replica of the moose head-shaped glass from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and the drink is made with brown sugar, cane syrup, cream, eggs, rum, cognac, and bourbon.

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8. Del Frisco's Grille

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1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 450-4686
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Chocoholics will enjoy Del Frisco’s cocktail that combines eggnog with Godiva. The Chocolate Eggnog Martini ($12) is a mix of Stoli Vanil vodka, Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur, eggnog, and shaved chocolate.

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9. Jardenea

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2430 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 955-6400
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Jardenea Lounge has a Spiced Nog ($12) for the holiday season. It’s a blend of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and eggnog, topped with whipped cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

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10. Maketto

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1351 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 838-9972
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Naturally, Maketto puts an East Asian spin on eggnog. The Mala Five Spice Egg Nog ($12) has El Dorado 8 Year Old rum, condensed milk, pandan extract, and house made five-spice powder steeped in coconut milk.

11. McClellan's Retreat

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2031 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 265-6270
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In the spirit of embracing how dysfunctional the holidays can be, McClellan’s Retreat has created a snarky cocktail list this year. The E-Z Bake Oven ($12) has Sacred Bond brandy, house made eggnog, and Foro Amaro whipped cream.

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12. Miracle on Seventh Street

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The most efficient eggnog delivery system is without a doubt the Eggnog Shot ($5) at Miracle on 7th Street. The Christmas bar sold almost 6,000 shots of the stuff last year. Guests can take home the shot glass for an additional $5.

13. The Riggsby

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1731 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 787-1500
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Apparently Edgar Allen Poe was a big fan of eggnog, so the bar team at The Riggsby created the Eggnog Allen Poe ($12). The drink is a combination of Zacapa rum, Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal cognac, and Wild Turkey 101 bourbon, plus cream, half and half, and milk infused with vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The mixture is then aged at a specific temperature for six weeks. It’s a limited quantity batch, so it’s only available until they run out.

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14. The Shaw Bijou

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1544 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 800-0640
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Now that The Shaw Bijou’s upstairs bar is open for walk-ins, any guest can take a seat on the Icelandic sheepskin chairs and ask for anything. The bartenders then create a custom concoction ($14). If someone asks for eggnog, they’ll get a Flip, which is a colonial-era drink featuring eggs and cream. The Flip of choice for eggnog lovers is the Aged Rum Flip: simple syrup, cream, tawny Port, aged rum, and an egg yolk.

15. Trummer's on Main

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7134 Main St
Clifton, VA 20124
(703) 266-1623
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Starting Dec. 10, Trummer’s On Main is celebrating the 12 Days of Holiday Cocktails. One of the featured drinks during the 12 days is a flight of three eggnogs ($12). There’s a Chocolate Eggnog with dark Valrhona chocolate and aged rum; a Tres Leches Eggnog with coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, and brandy; and Grandma’s Classic Eggnog, which is a secret recipe. After its debut day during the weekend of Dec. 16, the flight will only be available upon request.

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1. 1789 Restaurant

1226 36th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
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In 1789’s festively adorned dining room, guests can enjoy a classic eggnog ($13) that’s been cooked sous-vide. The drink is made with milk, cream, egg yolks, sugar, rum extract, nutmeg, almond extract, and cloves. It’s served chilled and topped with freshly-grated nutmeg.

1226 36th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

2. All Set Restaurant & Bar

8630 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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This coastal venue serves a spiked eggnog for $8. They make the eggnog in-house with milk, cream, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla bean, eggs yolks, and sugar. The cocktail is a mix of eggnog and Mount Gay Black Barrel rum garnished with a cinnamon stick.

8630 Fenton St
Silver Spring, MD 20910

3. Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201
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Bayounog is available every year at Bayou Bakery. Their version is made with eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean, and cream. It’s available by the quart to take home ($16), or by the glass ($4.50). Diners can also opt for a glass of Naughty Nog with bourbon ($7).

1515 N Courthouse Rd
Arlington, VA 22201

4. Bibiana Osteria & Enoteca

1100 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
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Bibiana is counting down to Christmas with 25 new seasonal cocktails available during December. Offerings include an Eggnog with a Twist ($12) that includes Buffalo Trace bourbon, Pedro Ximénez sherry, Bénédictine, and grated nutmeg. It also comes with a ginger cookie.

1100 New York Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

5. Bidwell

1309 5th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
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Bidwell serves a no-frills version of eggnog with egg yolks, sugar, milk, cream, egg whites, and a pinch of salt. It can be ordered non-alcoholic ($6) or with rum or bourbon ($13).

1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

6. BLT Steak

1625 I Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
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For a hot variation on eggnog, head to BLT Steak for the Tom and Jerry ($16). (And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the cartoon cat and mouse.) This holiday drink was popular during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and features a thick, whipped eggnog-like base that is thinned with hot milk or water. BLT Steak’s version is served in an Irish coffee mug with Hennessy V.S cognac, Don Q Añejo rum, hot milk, and nutmeg.

1625 I Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

7. Bourbon Steak DC

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20007
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Bourbon Steak’s whimsical take on eggnog is called Egg Grog 2.0 ($16). It comes in a replica of the moose head-shaped glass from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and the drink is made with brown sugar, cane syrup, cream, eggs, rum, cognac, and bourbon.

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20007

8. Del Frisco's Grille

1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
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Chocoholics will enjoy Del Frisco’s cocktail that combines eggnog with Godiva. The Chocolate Eggnog Martini ($12) is a mix of Stoli Vanil vodka, Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur, eggnog, and shaved chocolate.

1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

9. Jardenea

2430 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037
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Jardenea Lounge has a Spiced Nog ($12) for the holiday season. It’s a blend of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and eggnog, topped with whipped cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

2430 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037

10. Maketto

1351 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

Naturally, Maketto puts an East Asian spin on eggnog. The Mala Five Spice Egg Nog ($12) has El Dorado 8 Year Old rum, condensed milk, pandan extract, and house made five-spice powder steeped in coconut milk.

1351 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

11. McClellan's Retreat

2031 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
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In the spirit of embracing how dysfunctional the holidays can be, McClellan’s Retreat has created a snarky cocktail list this year. The E-Z Bake Oven ($12) has Sacred Bond brandy, house made eggnog, and Foro Amaro whipped cream.

2031 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

12. Miracle on Seventh Street

1839-1843 7th Street, NW

The most efficient eggnog delivery system is without a doubt the Eggnog Shot ($5) at Miracle on 7th Street. The Christmas bar sold almost 6,000 shots of the stuff last year. Guests can take home the shot glass for an additional $5.

13. The Riggsby

1731 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
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Apparently Edgar Allen Poe was a big fan of eggnog, so the bar team at The Riggsby created the Eggnog Allen Poe ($12). The drink is a combination of Zacapa rum, Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal cognac, and Wild Turkey 101 bourbon, plus cream, half and half, and milk infused with vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The mixture is then aged at a specific temperature for six weeks. It’s a limited quantity batch, so it’s only available until they run out.

1731 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

14. The Shaw Bijou

1544 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Now that The Shaw Bijou’s upstairs bar is open for walk-ins, any guest can take a seat on the Icelandic sheepskin chairs and ask for anything. The bartenders then create a custom concoction ($14). If someone asks for eggnog, they’ll get a Flip, which is a colonial-era drink featuring eggs and cream. The Flip of choice for eggnog lovers is the Aged Rum Flip: simple syrup, cream, tawny Port, aged rum, and an egg yolk.

1544 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

15. Trummer's on Main

7134 Main St, Clifton, VA 20124
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Starting Dec. 10, Trummer’s On Main is celebrating the 12 Days of Holiday Cocktails. One of the featured drinks during the 12 days is a flight of three eggnogs ($12). There’s a Chocolate Eggnog with dark Valrhona chocolate and aged rum; a Tres Leches Eggnog with coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, and brandy; and Grandma’s Classic Eggnog, which is a secret recipe. After its debut day during the weekend of Dec. 16, the flight will only be available upon request.

7134 Main St
Clifton, VA 20124

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