Traditionally, eggnog is made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks, creating a rich, chilled, sweetened, dairy-based beverage. Eggnog is the traditional Christmas beverage, but it would not be a Louisiana Christmas without spiked eggnog. Adding brandy, rum, whiskey, or bourbon gives the traditional eggnog more of a Louisiana touch. National Eggnog Day is Christmas Eve, this Thursday. Where Y'at has provided five bars to get some of the best spiked eggnog on Christmas Eve.
New Orleans Original Daiquiris
Started in 1983 in the town of Hammond, Louisiana, New Orleans Original Daiquiris has now expanded into an "Empire of Chill." To 'tis the season this Christmas, the Original Daiquiri shop has brought back their Cajun Eggnog daiquiri. For National Eggnog Day, grab a gallon of the Cajun Eggnog to celebrate with friends and family on Christmas Eve. 8100 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866 -1846, nolaoriginal.com
Gris-Gris serves classic Southern dishes and local favorites, making them one of the best neighborhood restaurants in New Orleans. The restaurant also has a great cocktail menu, as well as a great selection of wine and beer. For National Eggnog Day, Gris-Gris has a Zombi Nog featured on their menu. The drink is a frozen egg-based spiced milk punch, with High West American Prairie Bourbon, Evangeline Praline liqueur, and nutmeg. Gris-Gris offers Happy Hour daily, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. 1800 Magazine St., (504) 272-0241, grisgrisnola.com/gris-gris-1
This beautiful and unique bar in New Orleans was once a penthouse that was converted into an intimate rooftop bar. With an excellent dinner and brunch menu, Hot Tin also has a creative cocktail menu. For National Eggnog Day, check out the beautiful sights provided by the incredible view, while sipping on Hot Tin's twist on spiked eggnog. The Jack Rose cocktail is crafted with whiskey, apple brandy, pomegranate, rose, citrus, and egg white. 2031 St. Charles Ave., (504) 322-1500, hottinbar.com
A contemporary cocktail bar in the French Quarter, Batch Bar is known for creative and handcrafted spirits and cocktails. For National Eggnog Day, take a break from the chaotic world in Batch Bar's relaxed setting and sip on their delicious version of eggnog. Their Bacon 'N Eggs Cocktail is crafted with bacon-infused bourbon, egg whites, fresh lime juice, and maple syrup. 800 Iberville St., (504) 656-4572, batchnola.com
Daiquiris and Company
Daiquiri and Company uses only fresh fruit, tropical juices, and blends to craft their daiquiris. Daiquiris and Company has a flavor for every season. For Christmas, the daiquiri company features Papa Noel's Cajun Eggnog. The seasonal flavor will only be here until the end of December, so National Eggnog Day would be the perfect day for this sweet treat. 6301 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 286-9514, daiquirisandcompany.com