The Hungry Cat’s “Big Dave’s Egg Nog: Forget about growlers for beer; Hungry Cat (all locations, including 1134 Chapala St.) is selling growlers (and glasses) of egg nog through New Year’s. It’s seasonal, it’s environmental correct, and it’s a delicious, crème-anglaise-based drink so wonderfully rich and deep.
While store-bought nogs often seem phony, you could almost swear you can count the yolks as they lap over your taste buds with this mix, originally concocted by Hungry Cat chef David Lentz’s dad. And then it’s got a big boozy yet miraculously balanced kick powered by Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, and Spanish Don Pedro Brandy.
The growler is a flip-top glass bottle that can be reused if not returned; the nog sells for $38 a liter with refills $34. It can be ordered by the glass for $10, but you’ll end up buying a bottle, too.