12 Days of Christmas Cocktails
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  • You’ve been shopping, wrapping, decorating and baking for weeks now. It’s time to take a break and enjoy a delicious cocktail.

    No matter if you’re in the mood for a steaming Hot Toddy or a rich and boozy glass of Eggnog, we put together a list of 12 of our favorite Christmas drinks.

    So turn on some carols or your favorite holiday TV special and start fixing a round of drinks. Happy holidays!

  • Champagne Cocktail

    We love a good glass of bubbly, especially during the holidays, but this historic recipe is the best—and easiest—way we know to make Champagne a little more exciting. Our recipe comes from top San Francisco bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member Jacques Bezuidenhout.

    View Recipe: Champagne Cocktail 

  • Maple Old Fashioned

    Yeah, pancakes on Christmas morning are pretty special, but be sure to save some maple syrup for this decadent rum take on the Old Fashioned from master distiller and Liquor.com advisory board member Allen Katz.

    View Recipe: Maple Old Fashioned 

  • Hot Toddy

    Cold outside? As in bone-chillingly cold? Thaw out by sipping a Hot Toddy. The best part is you can use any type of whiskey you have on hand. The clove-studded lemon peel adds the ultimate holiday finishing touch to this steamy and comforting concoction.

    View Recipe: Hot Toddy 

  • Uncle Angelo’s Eggnog

    Legendary bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member Dale Degroff’s uncle Angelo actually created this delicious recipe for Eggnog. It calls for a potent base of both bourbon and rum. Fortunately, you don’t need to be family to make a big bowl of it.

    View Recipe: Uncle Angelo’s Eggnog

  • Coquito

    Give your Christmas celebration a tropical feel by making this traditional Puerto Rican holiday punch calling for rum and coconut. Our recipe comes from top New York bartender Guiseppe Gonzalez and will serve a thirsty crowd.

    View Recipe: Coquito 

  • Old Fashioned

    We hope this truly old-school recipe never goes out of fashion. While you can use just about any spirit you like, this time of year we enjoy ours made with some rye whiskey.  

    View Recipe: Old Fashioned 

  • Last-Minute Mulled Wine

    Unexpected guests show up at the door? No need to stress out. Just throw together this delicious concoction, which can be made in a few minutes and doesn’t require any exotic ingredients. It’s so good you’ll make it all winter long.

    View Recipe: Last-Minute Mulled Wine 

  • Baileys Peppermint Cream

    What do you pair with gingerbread men and icebox cookies? Dessert cocktails, of course! Try this chocolaty recipe, which mixes mint-flavored Baileys with hot chocolate and fresh whipped cream. The garnish is, naturally, crushed candy canes and a mint leaf!

    View Recipe: Baileys Peppermint Cream 

  • Bourbon Manhattan

    While we’re fans of Manhattans  made with spicy rye whiskey, we also like the smooth bourbon version, too. The boozy drink is a welcome change from Eggnog and other rich-and-creamy holly jolly beverages.

    View Recipe: Bourbon Manhattan 

  • Tom & Jerry

    This decadent and historic punch could make the hottest day of summer feel like Christmas. But the holidays are, of course, when it tastes best. Our recipe, which comes from award-winning author and Liquor.com advisory board member David Wondrich, calls for a decadent mix of rum, cognac, eggs, spices, and hot milk. You can go to the gym in January!

    View Recipe: Tom & Jerry 

  • Dukes Gin Classic Martini

    For a truly elegant night of holiday entertaining, mix up this classic Martini recipe that is served at London’s famed Dukes Hotel, where James Bond creator Ian Fleming was a regular. (For the record, the bartenders at the Dukes stir their Martinis.)

    View Recipe: Dukes Gin Classic Martini 

  • Hot Buttered Rum

    You can’t go wrong with this delectable hot cocktail. We even scored rum expert Wayne Curtis’ personal recipe that he makes for friends and family. The best part is that you can prepare the batter way ahead of time, and then all you need to do to serve is add a spoonful of it to a glass with some rum and hot water.

    View Recipe: Hot Buttered Rum 

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Comments

  1. kenneth.l.farmer1 says

    Im looking for somthing bring the new years right..i have a taste..just cant get the liq im feeling the taste with..help..any
    suggestions

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