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Twelve Days of Christmas Cocktails

written by Julie Cohn

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Christmas is all about friends and family getting together to celebrate the holidays with joy and cheer, and nothing says cheer like these incredible Christmas cocktails, created around the theme of the old English carol, Twelve Days of Christmas, made famous by Bing Crosby.  I created these Twelve Days of Christmas cocktails last year, but never featured them all together in one place, so here they are, together at last.

Holiday parties, Christmas dinner, and even New Year’s Eve celebrations all call for cheery Christmas cocktails, in brilliant colors and flavors of the season.  Holiday flavors of cranberry, orange, cinnamon, and nutmeg take center stage in many of these holiday drinks, as well as more unique flavors such as pear, fig, and cardamom. Commemorate the season in style!  Note: Most of these cocktails are made for two, so if you really want to make Santa happy, whip up a batch, one for him and one for you!

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Twelve Days of Christmas Cocktails

Surprisingly, although these cocktails are festive and pretty, most of these Christmas cocktail recipes take fifteen minutes or less to prepare, so you can whip up a batch and wow your guest.  To get the full recipe, just click the name of the cocktail or the photo.  Cheers!

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First Day of Christmas: 

Gingered Pear Margarita | A holiday margarita made with gingercello, silver tequila, and pear.

First Day of Christmas Cocktail | Gingered Pear Margarita


Second Day of Christmas:

Bourbon Caramel Turtle MilkshakeA boozy holiday Bourbon Caramel Turtle Milkshake made with pecan bourbon, butter pecan ice cream, and a blend of liqueurs.


Third Day of Christmas:

Christmas Ruby French 75Bergamot-infused pomegranate juice, gin, and champagne, swirled with edible glitter for a shimmery cocktail.


Fourth Day of Christmas:

Raspberry SnowtiniVanilla ice cream snowballs bathed in a Chambord, vodka, and Tuaca martini blend.

Fourth Day of Christmas Cocktail - Raspberry Snowtini


Fifth Day of Christmas:

Five Golden Rings Cocktail |  A festive gold cocktail made with Winter Jack, apple cider, and orange bitters, with a spun sugar topping.

Fifth Day of Christmas Cocktail - Five Golden Rings Cocktail


Sixth Day of Christmas:

Eggnog Old FashionedA delightful holiday cocktail with eggnog, brandy, Frangelico, and cardamom bitters.

Sixth Day of Christmas Cocktail - Eggnog Old Fashioned


Seventh Day of Christmas:

Christmas Swan CocktailA Christmas cocktail with raspberry and lemon sorbet, elderberry liqueur, and champagne.

Seventh Day of Christmas Cocktail - Christmas Swan Cocktail


Eighth Day of Christmas:

Espresso Rum Milk Punch Cocktail | A Traditional holiday rum milk punch with the added kick of espresso liqueur.


Ninth Day of Christmas:

Mandarin Fig Brandy Cocktail | A Christmas figgy pudding in a cocktail with mandarin juice, fig preserves, and brandy.

Ninth Day of Christmas Cocktail - Mandarin Fig Cocktail


Tenth Day of Christmas:

Ten Lords-A-Leaping AleThe Bruery Ten Lords-A-Leaping Ale for the tenth day of Christmas cocktails + a holiday cheese board pairing.

Tenth Day of Christmas Cocktail - Ten Lords A Leaping Ale


Eleventh Day of Christmas:

Amaretto Mulled Wine |  Piping hot wine made with Amaretto liqueur, fresh fruit and juices, and holiday spices.


Twelfth Day of Christmas:

Boozy Frozen Hot ChocolateTwo Boozy Frozen Hot Chocolate Cocktails with Peppermint or Cinnamon Schnapps.

Twelfth Day of Christmas Cocktail - Boozy Frozen Hot Chocolate


Which cocktail are you making first? Psst. Even though these cocktail recipes have holiday flavors, they are fun to drink all year…think Christmas in July…or March…or October…or….you get the idea.


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Karyl Henry 12/04/2018 at 9:27 pm

Now THIS is my kind of 12 days of Christmas!! I love a good cocktail. Usually I go pretty simple, but around the holidays it’s so fun to dress them up a little

Julie Cohn 12/04/2018 at 9:53 pm

Thank you so much Karyl, lol! They were fun to make and fun to drink!


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