By LUCY GUANUNA
Take a break from the hectic holiday season by taking a seat and sipping on one of these holiday favorites now serving at an Eastside cafe, bar or bakery near you.
Eightfold Coffee’s minimalist approach not only reaches their decor, but their drinks as well:
- Honey Cinnamon Latte – latte with a fresh cinnamon stick in honey water
- Rosemary Maple Cappuccino – cappuccino with real maple syrup and a fresh rosemary sprig
Your choice of liquor, provided by Big Bar next door, can be added to any coffee drink to make it even more festive:
- Eggnog Latte – milk, eggnog and vanilla
- Marshmallow Hot Chocolate – hot chocolate with a handful of marshmallows
- Gingerbread Latte
The Greyhound Bar & Grill is bringing back its infamous Greyhound Eggnog which is a twist on a classic 18th Century recipe:
- Eggnog – Anchor White Christmas Whiskey, that has been infused with charred oak chips, chocolate barley malt, and a variety of winter spices. The infused whiskey is combined with a standard custard base of egg & cream, along with dark rum, cognac, and The Greyhound’s house bourbon blend.
- Vintage Batch Eggnog- An aged batch from the previous year.
These holiday cocktails take new twists on classic holiday flavors:
- Crimson Black – Mount Gay Rum, Curacao, allspice, cranberry, baking spices, lime
- New Delhi Creole – Botanist Gin, Herbsaint, kummel, pumpkin, ginger, apple, lemon
- Maple Latte – Made with real Vermont syrup
- Spiced Apple Chai – made with real Vermont Cider
- Pumpkin Spiced Latte – Made with real pumpkin and real vanilla
- Vegan Coconut Holiday Nog Latte
Although champurado is served year round at La Monarca, it’s a Mexican holiday favorite traditionally served during the Christmas Posadas:
- Champurrado prepared in house with contains chocolate, cinnamon and masa.
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