Warm up with these drinks that highlight classic winter flavors

Warm up with these drinks that highlight classic winter flavors

Stone Mill Bakery: In Baltimore County, this Green Spring Station item has also started having fun with Valrhona dark chocolate bombs. Add one to your breakfast or lunch order, and stop by for contactless pickup at the curb.


Lost Ark Distillation Caramel Creams Liqueur: Just in time for the holidays, Columbia’s Lost Ark Distilling Company has created a hyper-local liqueur, perfect for adding your coffee or hot chocolate at home. Made with Baltimore’s own Domino sugar and Goetzes caramel creams, the aptly named Caramel Creams Liqueur – available at the distillery and regional bottle shops – are 30 proofs with notes of rum and vanilla from the centers of the classic sweets.


Checkerspot Brewing Company: Aside from a cranberry-infused New England IPA and a spicy Belgian dark strong ale, the winter range at this South Baltimore brewery includes a Chocomint porter brewed with candy canes, mint and cocoa nibs. Grab a growler by slipping past the tap room or pre-ordering for pickup online.

DuClaw Brewing Co.: The team at DuClaw Brewing Company has used the iconic red and white suction cups as inspiration for this festive holiday beer. With an 8.5 percent ABV, the full-bodied Imperial Irish stout combines mint and maltiness with subtle hints of Tahitian vanilla bean and chocolate. “We first deconstructed the flavors from the classic sugar cane and then built a recipe that is not too sweet, but rich in flavor depth,” DuClaw’s director of brewing operations Chris Wood summed up in a statement. Try it for yourself by grabbing a four-pack from your local liquor store.


Atwaters: It should come as no surprise that this locally sourced cafe chain is going all the way up for the season. When it comes to the beverage menu, regulars can choose from classic hot chocolate, peppermint mocha, cranberry sangria and even an eggnog cappuccino. Pair the drinks with freshly baked cookies, chocolate breast and of course Atwater’s famous fruitcake.

Dooby’s / Sugarvale: So far, you can order Sugarvale cocktails from Mt. Vernon’s sister site, Dooby’s. The bottled spirits menu includes a signature Coquito ($ 28 for four servings) – a Puerto Rican cousin for eggnog. Sugarvales version is spiced with Plantation white rum, Hamilton Pimento Dram, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Dutch mod: Bartender Tyler DiMarco debuted a secret off-menu version of his classic ‘nog’ at Dutch Courage a few weeks ago. And now he is bottling the recipe to make it easier for regular customers to fill up for the holidays. Stop by to grab yours ($ 25 for three servings), made with Catoctin Creek rye, Jamaican rum, Amontillado sherry, eggs, sugar, milk and cream.

Old Line Spirits: Get your fingers in a bottle of Old Line’s little eggnog while stocks last. The Highlandtown distillery’s homemade spirits combine Old Line’s American Single Malt whiskey, Aged Caribbean Rum, eggs, cream and milk.

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