Mixologists in love to challenge the competition adding new blends and specialties to the menu each season. Eggnog cocktails served in the bars listed below bring an extraordinary and wonderfully unexpected twist to an old fashioned Rum favorite.

(Photo Credit: Biltmore Bar And Grill)

(Photo Credit: Biltmore Bar And Grill)

The Biltmore Bar & Grill
1205 Chestnut St.
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
(617) 527-2550
thebiltmoregrill.com

Snowbeard’s Rumfustian Eggnog is a combination of milks added to the coconut and rum and a plethora of other spices and flavors all served at the Biltmore Bar & Grill. The story behind the making of this sought-after cocktail is delightfully entertaining, so be sure to ask Ginger Castrios to have a sit-and-tell-all. Add the ambiance of Newton and free off-street parking and the trip is certainly a first-class Eggnog adventure. The luncheon hours have made a name for themselves as well at this neighborhood bar and grill, so make it an early adventure and get ready for a lovely evening, add the Rumfustian.

(Photo Credit: M.J. O'Connor's)

(Photo Credit: M.J. O’Connor’s)

M.J. O’Connor’s Irish Pub
27 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-2255
www.mjoconnors.com

The Irish Nog created by M.J. O.’s begins with a mason jar and ends with Guinness floating topside. This Irish pub has made a name with it’s one-of-a-kind stout added to the occasion — the perfect mix of cocktails and feasts fits together for a hardy Irishman meal. Are you curious yet? Well, expect the best here at M.J. O’Connor’s because that’s all they serve in a cozy dining room. Beef up the party pub-side and give the Irish Nog a try this year.

(Photo Credit: No. 9 Park)

(Photo Credit: No. 9 Park)

No. 9 Park
9 Park St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-9991
no9park.com

The ‘Tom & Jerry’ is not served cold, making this eggnog cocktail the most unique of the season. Adding all five warming spices to cognac, aged rum and steamed milk is only part of the tradition at No. 9 Park. Legend has it this concoction has been connected to a proven superstition of the bar owners, and is served during Boston’s first snowfall. But the New England fluffy white will have to stick or … well, we’ll let the owners tell of the lore. So settle down with a steaming eggnog this winter for warmth and comfort this holiday with new and old friends alike.

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(Photo Credit: The Hawthorne)

(Photo Credit: The Hawthorne)

The Hawthorne
500A Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-9150
www.thehawthornebar.com

Monkey Business is a creation unique to Hawthorne. Designed with an idea for a desert-type eggnog, add the hint of chocolate and a mighty blend of Speyside Scotches and the cocktail is a completely sweet treat. No doubt the connoisseur of fine Scotch will make the connection in a jiffy, but for those who may be trying the mix for the first time specifics won’t be needed, just a sweet tooth.

(Photo Credit: City Bar)

(Photo Credit: City Bar)

City Bar
65 Exeter St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 443-0800
www.citybarboston.com

Get ready for the expected bland eggnogs of the past to be reinvented at City Bar for the winter. Winter Warmer is combined with a rum on the light side and a bit of the rye for a warm-the-belly season of surprising cocktails. This family-owned drinking establishment has set the pace a bit differently this holiday to delight its guests and keep tradition alive. City Bar is housed within the classic Lenox Hotel of Boston, an easy getaway after a workday in the heart of the city. Serving meals as well as night caps, City Bar welcomes all patrons to try a new twist on a family favorite.

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