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Coffee, Cocktails & Champurrado: These Eastside drinks will put you in the holiday spirit

Eggno from The Greyound | Courtesy The Greyhound

Eggnog from The Greyound | Courtesy The Greyhound

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 – Echo Park

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

Alcove Cafe & Bakery – Los Feliz

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 and Grill – Highland Park

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.

Sonnys Hideaway – Highland Park

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
Muddy Paw Coffee Company – Silver Lake

  • 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

La Monarca Bakery – Boyle Heights, East L.A. & Highland Park

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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