14 egg nog cocktail recipes from Vancouver's top bartenders

By Vancity Buzz

  • Pressed Apple Flip at Mamie Taylor's


    This spirited egg nog cocktail, courtesy of Mamie Taylor’s Ron Oliver, is refreshingly light thanks to the absence of cream as well as the use of non-traditional egg nog accompaniments like Port and Pisco.

  • Cogg Nogg at YEW seafood + bar


    Specially created by Lauren Mote, and executed by the amazing team at YEW seafood + bar, this fun and festive cocktail is served in a playful moose mug and features a house-made Darjeeling tea syrup.

  • Dale Degroff’s Uncle Angelo’s Egg nog - Prohibition


    Robyn Gray of Prohibition at Hotel Georgia shared his go-to holiday cocktail, Dale Degroff’s ‘Uncle Angelo’s Egg nog’ recipe.

  • The Cuban Nog - Havana Club


    Submitted by Havana Club Brand Ambassador Donnie Wheeler, this recipe — like the man himself — is spiked with a shot of high-octane caffeine.

  • Ted & Sherry at Café Medina


    Trixie Blümel’s festive, full-bodied and complex cocktail offers sweet nuttiness and subtle spices. It is surprisingly bright and refreshing.

  • Egg nog Kiss at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar


    Simplicity is key for me for holiday entertaining, and this recipe only requires measuring cups and a blender to pull off in style.

  • Coco-Nog at Pidgin


    Nelson Navasero’s Coco-Nog is rich and creamy. It has some spice/heat from the ginger, and the clove gives it a seasonal feel.

  • To Zion at Guilt & Co.


    Guilt & Co.’s egg nog-esque cocktail is wonderfully smooth, and boasts boozy traditional holiday flavours.

  • SlaughterNog at L’Abattoir


    L’Abattoir’s Slaughternog offers patrons a twist on the classic egg nog that is complex yet true to the original at the same time.

  • Pisco (not-sour) Nog at Ancora


    Matt Cooke takes Ancora's always popular Pisco Sour and gives it a Peruvian holiday twist.

  • Homemade Eggnog & Spiced Rum at WildTale


    WildTale and all three locations of The Flying Pig are offering a special drink for the season, Chef Erik's homemade eggnog with spiced rum. They infuse the dark rum with real vanilla bean, cinnamon stick, clove, and orange peel.

  • The Nog’ofino at Tacofino


    The Nog'ofino is a light and frothy spirit-forward drink with hints of nutty Christmas cake, coffee and warming spices that works wonderfully as a batched cocktail for holiday entertaining.

  • Sloppy Nog at Grapes & Soda


    An aromatic cocktail with hints of clove, cinnamon and cardamom and a nice earthy finish from the sunchoke and ginger. Packed with lots of spice from the Becherovka.

  • Eggnog at Pourhouse


    Bar Manager Rhett Williams offers a classic egg nog drink using the best quality spirits. The end result is a rich, delicious glass of Christmas-y goodness... molasses, dried fruits and cloves... boozy but soft and approachable.