New Day Northwest Eggnog Recipes


Hey, New Day Northwest thanks for having us on to share the secrets of our house-made eggnog.  Happy Holidays to all of you!



All recipes and methods created by Andy Burton

Eggnog Base 

12 eggs + 12 oz heavy cream + 6 oz simple syrup yields 32oz of “mix”

You can add a couple pinches of nutmeg and a spoonful of cinnamon and drink this “nonalcoholic” eggnog as-is.

Simple Syrup: 2 C. Hot Water + 2 C. sugar.

Note: To make a drinkable nonalcoholic, add milk to desired thickness,  2 pinches of nutmeg & a teaspoon of cinnamon. Pour over ice and garnish with cinnamon and nutmeg.

“The Upstairs Eggnog”

Method: Add 6oz Kraken Spiced Rum to 8oz Mix, shake over ice, and strain into bucket glassware. Add fresh ice. Garnish with cinnamon and nutmeg. Makes 4 servings.

“The Firlock Eggnog”

Note: Firlock is a breakfast beverage made with coldbrew, sugar, and Fernet Branca, which is an Italian bitters with a minty finish. The sugar really brings out the mint in the Fernet which pairs nicely with the creamy eggnog mix. We’ll use coffee liqueur to cover the sweetness and the coldbrew.

Method: Add 3oz Fernet Branca, 2oz New Deal Coffee Liqueur to 6oz mix, shake over ice, and strain into coupe glassware. Garnish with fresh mint sprig. Serves 4

“Winter Ale Nog”

Note: Lower Alcohol Eggnog. Eggnog can be made with lower alcohol ingredients, such as sherry, wine, or strong ale. We’re going to use Sam Smith Winter Ale as the alcohol and flavor base for this one. Nog originally meant a strong ale, or Noggin’ referred to a small cup from which beverages were consumed. Only the upper class would have access to all of the rich ingredients found in eggnog.

Method: Add 8oz mix to tin, shake over ice, and strain into 4 bucket glassware. Add 2oz Sam Smith Winter Ale to each glass, fill with fresh ice. Garnish with cinnamon and nutmeg. Serves 4.

“Party Nog”

Note: Make batch mix as above, then whisk in your choice of alcohol(s) into the same bowl, and add a giant ice brick. To make a giant ice brick, simply fill a large tupperware with water and leave in the freezer for a day or two in advance. Add the ice brick to your punch bowl and it will keep everything cold without too much dilution!

Method: Add 32 oz of eggnog base + 1 750Ml of Kraken Spiced Rum. Pour into large punch bowl. Label into coupe and garnish fresh grated nutmeg.

Seasonal Cocktails (Fall 2016)

Upstairs Spiced Apple Cider– with Kraken spiced rum, Tuaca, Licor 43, hot apple cider

Ginger Hot Toddy – with Rye, lemon, honey, ginger-white-pepper syrup, hot water

Kraken Egg Nog– with Kraken spiced rum, whole egg, cream, sugar, spices


Now on Tap:
Little Fluffy Clouds Lager (Cloudburst Brewing); Wayward Black Beer (Holy Mt. Brewing); Seapine IPA

New Food Menu! Food served Tuesday-Sunday until 11pm



Croquetas de Jamon Serrano, Creamy bechamel with Serrano ham, herbs, spices, deep fried, served with aioli

Pimientos del Piquillo Dip (v), A creamy dip of piquillo peppers, shallot, & paprika, served with crackers

Charcuterie Plate, Iberico chorizo, Iberico ham, house-smoked trout rillettes, accompaniments & crostinis

Cheese Plate, 3 Spanish cheeses – Caña de Oveja, Ibores, & Valdeon, accompaniments & crostinis

Marinated Manchego (v), Cubes of Manchego cheese marinated in olive oil with herbs & spices

Castelvetrano Olives (v), Gorgeous green olives in herbed olive oil

Spanish Cocktail Mix (v), corn nuts, fava beans, chickpeas & almonds

Bacon Wrapped Dates (set of 4) (g/f ), Sweet Medjool dates & goat cheese, wrapped in bacon

Tortilla Española (v, g/f ), A slice of traditional Spanish potato & onion omelet, served with artichoke aioli.

Roasted harvest vegetables (v, gf ), Seasonal root vegetables served with a house-made carrot romesco

Choricitos a la Miel (g/f ), Mini chorizos in a Spanish cider & honey reduction.

Mushrooms (v, df, gf ), Confited Crimini & Chanterelle mushrooms mushrooms in a sherry reduction

(v) – Vegetarian Items (g/f ) – Gluten-free

Cloudburst Brewing – Happy Little Clouds Lager


Hey Seattle Beer Fans! We’er excited to bring you a local, exclusive Lager from our friends at Cloudburst Brewing, located just on the cusp of Pike Place Market.

A little note from the folks at Cloudburst:

“A Bob Ross inspired Dry-Hopped Pilsner
We believe everyday is a good day when you brew. Start out, by believing here. A little touch of pilsner malt here, a little push of German and American hops there, caressed very gently layer after layer after layer. There are no limits here.
5.2% abv, 32 IBUs”

It’s not easy to gain a place on our small tap system and we couldn’t be more honored to host Cloudburst Brewing’s, Happy Little Clouds Lager. It’s not avaiable in their tap room or, really, anywhere else in Belltown.

Fall and Winter Seasonal Cocktails are Here

We’ve got some delicious cold-weather concoctions for you to enjoy.
Our Kraken Egg Nog is made with Kraken black spiced rum, cream, sugar, and whole egg, served up with nutmeg. It’s not too sweet, but very rich and creamy on the palette with a good amount of fall spices from the rum.
Next time you’re feeling chilly, why not warm up with our House-Made Hot Buttered Rum? We make our batter with dairy, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and other spices. We then top it off with Goslings navy seal dark rum, served hot with a cinnamon stick. It’s delightful!
Both items $2 off during happy hour.


Now on tap: pFriem IPA, Silver City Ridgetop Red, and newly-released Holy Mountain Wayward Black Beer.


Industry Specials every Sunday and Monday

We want to honor those who work in the industry with some cool specials available every Sunday and Monday, all night long! Plus come in on Sundays and check out our rotating lineup of live music, electronic music, and DJs. There’s always something fun happening at The Upstairs!

We are offering these classic cocktails for just seven bucks each (plus tax):
Rye Old Fashioned, House Manhattan, Moscow Mule, Negroni
Or you can pick up a bottle of Rainier beer and pair it with a shot of Jameson or Fernet Branca (our favorite!) still for just seven bucks!

What are you waiting for, come on down!

Happy Labor Day!

photoHappy Labor Day Everyone!! At the Upstairs we believe everyone should be spending the day among friends and family, so we’re taking the day off to do just that! We hope this day finds you in health and with happiness. Enjoy the beautiful weather!

We’ll resume normal business hours Tuesday. We’re open from 5pm – 2am, with Happy Hour between 5pm and 8pm. See you then!!

TURNTABLE SUNDAE This Sunday! Don’t Miss It!

10523358_727224987313125_4540549672941784187_nIt’s that time again, the last Sunday of the month! TURNTABLE SUNDAE is back!

This month’s edition of Turntable Sundae brings you  vinyl, live electronic music, DJs, and MCs! The labor day weekend show promises to be epic! DJ Filthy Rich and Friends have organized performances from Golden Master and Scribe the Verbalist, Cory Amore, DJ Filthy Rich, and visuals from Raver Rick. This is a show you don’t want to miss!!

Stop in early to catch Happy Hour from 5pm – 8pm for a little pre-funk action. Our incredible bartender Andy will be waiting for ya!

When : Sunday August 31st

Where: The Upstairs
2209 2nd Ave
Seattle, Wa 98121


Negroni for a Good Cause

We’re well on our way into Negroni Week, and all the great things that come with it.

Sure, having a tasty negroni is a reward all in itself, but having a negroni during negroni week presents another fantastic reward. All participants of Negroni Week have chosen a charity and will be donating a proceed of negroni sales to these charitable organizations. Funds raised will go to local charities, assisting needy and abused animals, low-income families, families in need of emergency assistance, missions, local work programs, and the like. Check out Imbibe and Campari’s Negroni Week website for details on participating bars, and their charities of choice.

When you’re done exploring what Negroni Week has to offer, stop by The Upstairs for a classic negroni, or one of our super delicious variations of it. Proceeds from the sale of these negronis, or negroni-based cocktails will go to benefit Pike Market Child Care and Preschool (PMCCP).

PMCCP is a child care and preschool center located in Pike Place Market and provides high quality child care and preschool education to families around the Seattle area. The best part about PMCCP is that they provide sliding fee scale tuition based on the family size and the family income. Over 70% of all the families served by PMCCP are at or below the poverty level, so the child care and preschool center works to bridge the gap between high quality care and those with limited incomes.

PMCCP also provides healthy breakfasts, lunch, and snacks to the children in attendance, utilizing fresh fruits and vegetables, and ensuring that all meals are balanced and providing the nutrients kids need to thrive. We love the PMCCP uses fresh ingredients from the Market, and takes the kids out on regular walks around the market to see vendors in action and sample fresh fruits and vegetables. Nutrition education is the keystone to a healthy life, and PMCCP does a fantastic job at ensuring that all the kids they care for have access to nutrition, fresh foods, and learn all about the importance of healthy meal options.

We’re proud to offer our donation to allow PMCCP to continue providing high quality care, healthy meals, and much needed assistance to Seattle families regardless of their income level.

Negroni Season Meet Negroni Week!

Summer is perfect for Negroni’s, and for this reason, Negroni Week’s timing couldn’t be more perfect. Join The Upstairs and our amazing bartenders for a celebration of the wonderful classic cocktail during June 2nd through the 8th.

Here at The Upstairs, we’re both a cocktail bar and a neighborhood haunt. This means that we’re good for both a casual, friendly environment, as well as a vast amount of cocktail know-how. Take advantage of both these qualities and enjoy Negroni Week with us. We’ll be serving up both the classic Negroni, as well as a number of fun Negroni variations.

Classic Negroni:
New Amsterdam Gin, Campari, Dolin Rouge Sweet Vermouth

Negroni Variations:
Viále: Bulleit Bourbon, Gran Classico, Punt e Mes
Negrinha: Novo Fogo Aged Cachaça, Campari, Dolin Rouge Sweet Vermouth, orange bitters
Old Pal: Old Overholt Rye, Campari, Dolin Dry Vermouth

Our Special Take on the Negroni for Negroni Week
San Lucar Negroni:
A very special take on the classic negroni featuring Lustau Manzanilla Papirusa sherry, Suze, and New Amsterdam Gin. Served up, and with an orange twist.

Our bartenders are super knowledgeable, so be sure to ask for something special if you’re interested in something in particular like cocktails with local spirits or interesting liqueurs.