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Ango Nog

Instead of rum, brandy, or whiskey, this nog from Anvil Bar & Refuge in Houston uses a generous pour of Angostura bitters as the base spirit. The Angostura adds a punch of winter spices (and a burnt sienna color) to the classic drink. More

Eggnog Cream Pie

If you're a fan of store-bought eggnog, this is the pie for you. It's filled with a rich pudding made from eggnog and lightened with clouds of whipped cream. Shaving fresh nutmeg over the top really makes this pie sing. More

December Brunch Drinks for A Crowd

December's social calendar is packed with office parties and dinner get-togethers, so pretty soon the celebration start spilling over into the daytime. The answer: a festive holiday brunch, served with copious daytime-appropriate cocktails. These recipes—all fun spins on the classics—are designed to make it easy to serve a crowd. Whether you're spending time with dear friends, or just using those extra cocktails to take the edge off a visit from your in-laws, this is the season to feel free to imbibe—especially in the morning. More

DIY vs. Buy: How to Make Advocaat, Dutch Eggnog

When I was a kid, Dutch relatives would bring my family all the treats that were hard to find here in the states. My favorite was hagelslag, which are candy sprinkles that you put on buttered bread. (Boxes of hagelslag guaranteed that I would be allowed to eat candy for breakfast.) The grownups, however, got all excited about a ochre-colored liqueur called advocaat. It looked like an avocado-and-mustard milkshake to me, so when they'd pour themselves a big glass for Christmas, I was never tempted to sneak a sip. After all, these were the same adults who'd rave about salty black licorice, which I knew for a fact was the worst thing I'd ever tasted. More

Which is the Best Local Eggnog in Boston?

The production that goes into making eggnog at my family's holiday party each year is such a ritual that it's borderline sacred, and buying eggnog is considered sacrilege. So forgive me, family, for I have sinned. But when I saw that High Lawn, the Lee, Massachusetts dairy farm that produces some of the most widely available premium milk in the Boston area, had gotten into the eggnog game, I figured it was worth a try. More

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