Eggnog Your Way Through the District

[ 0 ] December 11, 2015 |
© Melissa King | Dreamstime Stock Photos

© Melissa King | Dreamstime Stock Photos

Eggnog is our official drink of the season.  When else is there going to be a plethora of the thick, creamy beverage that tastes even better with a shot of rum??  We welcome it with open arms and luckily the District restaurant scene is here to please.  Check out the roundup of places fulfilling the seasonal craving …with a shot of rum, of course.  Cheers!

  1. Magnolia’s on King Spirits Curator Zachery Faden bottled three different takes on classic eggnog:bourbon, rum & rye and mezcal.  Magnolia’s homemade eggnog is priced from $12 to $13, and is available throughout the month of December.
  2. AmbarEgg-N-Grog, which is Hennessy Black, Ron Zacapa, Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum, Hidalgo Oloroso Sherry, spiced syrup, a whole egg and milk.  The Egg-N-Grog is priced at $12 and is made to order.  It is available now until Serbian Christmas, which is January 7, 2016.
  3. Lupo VerdeLupo Eggnog is a combination of milk, brandy, Don Ciccio Nocino (walnut liquor), simple syrup, a dash of cinnamon tincture, an egg yolk, and garnished with cinnamon sugar powder.  The Lupo
    Image via Cuba Libre D.C.

    Image via Cuba Libre D.C.

    Eggnog is priced at $12, and is available now through December.

  4. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarEl Coquito is a sweet, rich and creamy cocktail made from a combination of cinnamon, vanilla, coconut milk, coconut rum, and a toasted coconut rim.  The El Coquito is priced at $8 and is available now until January 1, 2016.
  5. BibianaClassic Eggnog with a Twist, made from a combination of Pedro Ximénez, Benedictine and Buffalo Trace as part of the annual 25 Cocktails of Christmas promotion.  The cocktail is priced at $12 and will be available December 10 through December 24, 2015.
  6. 1789 RestaurantClassic Eggnog is a combo of whole milk, heavy cream, and egg yolks to dry ingredients: sugar, rum extract, nutmeg, almond extract, cloves, guar guam and Lambda Carrageenan.  The mixture is then prepared sous-vide by placing it in a zip-close bag before being submerged into an immersion circulated water bath.  The eggnog is cooked at 162 Fahrenheit for ten minutes and given a good stir before cooking for another ten minutes.  The cocktail is served chilled and topped with freshly grated nutmeg.  1789’s Classic Eggnog, priced at $13, is available now until December 31, 2015.
  7. Derek Brown’s Miracle on Seventh Street Pop-up Christmas Bar has a Nog Shot for $4
    Shot of Baltimore Egg Nog.  I’ll leave this one to your imagination.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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