On the first day of Christmas Cocktails we give to you Sparkling Cosmo. Part sweet, part bubbly this cocktail is perfect for that holiday Christmas party or white elephant gift exchange. This cocktail takes just enough of the edge off for you to keep those conversations flowing like the bubbly you are topping this drink off with. Limit – just a few or you may end up being a little too merry and bright.
1/2 oz. Cointreau or Grand Marnier
2 oz. Cranberry Juice
1/4 oz. Lime Juice
4 oz. Chilled Sparkling Wine
Pour the first three ingredients into shaker can, fill with ice and shake vigorously until cold. Strain into a champagne or martini glass, top with sparkling wine and garnish with fresh raspberries on a skewer.
On the second day of Christmas Cocktails we give to you Jingle Juice. Consider this your Christmas pre-game drink-just the right amount of merry and bright to have you fa la la-ing all through the town. You want to make this before company comes over with your Christmas music at 100. Limit-when you feel your voice getting hoarse from singing at the top of your lungs to Christmas carols.
1 oz. Three Olives Vodka
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1/4 oz. Lemon Juice
3 oz. Orange Juice
1/2 oz. Maraschino Cherry Juice
Fruit-Flavored Candy Cane, Cherry, Orange and Lemon Slices
Fill a tall glass with ice. Add vodka, triple sec, lemon juice and orange juice and stir. Drizzle with cherry juice and garnish with candy cane, cherry and fruit slices.
On the third day of Christmas Cocktails we give to you Grasshopper. We’ve all seen the movie Elf, right? We imagine this as the adult version of Buddy’s syrup. Perfect for when you need that extra energy for gift wrapping or last minute decorations. Limit-as many as it takes to come up with the perfect Elf on a Shelf hiding place.
3/4 oz. Green Creme de Menthe
3/4 oz. White Creme de Cacao
3/4 oz. Half & Half
Pour ingredients into a shaker can, fill with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass.
On the fourth day of Christmas Cocktails we give to you Joyeaux Noel. Inevitably at some point during Christmas you will gather around some sort of fire, be it indoors or outdoors and the Joyeaux Noel is your perfect companion. Whether you’re sharing stories with family or friends this drink will have you telling tales better than Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Limit-until you run out of tonic water or oranges because let’s face it, they’re always the first to go.
1 Orange Slice
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. Gin
3 oz. Tonic Water
Muddle orange, fresh cranberries and simple syrup in a glass, add ice cubes, gin and tonic.
On the fifth day of Christmas Cocktails we give to you Candy Cane Martini. We all need to get a little inspiration for the holidays, be it shopping for presents, building a ginger bread house or the dreaded task of wrapping presents. The Candy Cane Martini is your ride or die throughout it all. Part playful (candy cane) part business (rum) this drink will have you decking the halls in no time. Limit-before you take a bite out of the ginger bread house you just built, that’s why the recipe calls for candy canes y’all.
3/4 oz. Vanilla Rum
3/4 oz. White Crème de Cocoa
3/4 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
3/4 oz. Half & Half
Pour ingredients into shaker can and fill with ice. Shake until drink is cold, strain into martini glass, garnish with red and white peppermint candy cane.
On the sixth day of Christmas Cocktails we give to you Atchafalaya Sunrise. This beauty right here may have sunrise in the name, but you wanna wait until sunset to start sipping. The simple ingredients make it easy to take this bad boy on the road to a holiday gathering and share. Limit-when you see the sunrise.
2 oz. Three Olives Vodka
4 oz. Orange Juice
In a tall glass, fill with ice, pour vodka and orange juice, drizzle grenadine so that it floats and swirls in the glass, garnish with blood orange.
On the seventh day of Christmas Cocktails we give to you Tortue-Tini. Nothing says Christmas like a caramel dipped glass rim covered in crushed pecans. While we recommend this as an after dinner dessert drink some of you like dessert first so go ahead do you on this one. Limit-until you get cut off cause trust us, this drink is delicious.
2 oz. Three Olives Chocolate Vodka
1/2 oz. Dark Creme de Cacao
1/4 oz. Frangelico
1/4 oz. Baileys
Caramel Dip for Rim
Crushed Pecans for Rim
For rim: Place caramel dip and crushed pecans on separate plates. Dip the top of the martini glass into the caramel, and then dip the top of the glass into the crushed pecans.
For drink: Pour liquids into a shaker filled with ice. Shake hard and strain into a chilled martini glass.
On the eight day of Christmas Cocktails we give to you Brandy Julep. This is the drink you wanna have in hand when the Christmas meal is finally ready. It’s the perfect pairing companion for any meal be it turkey, ham or gumbo so when the dinner bell rings head straight for the bar and make you one of these and let the food line die down. Limit- until you’re finished with your meal…heck even after, we don’t judge.
2 1/2 oz. Brandy
3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
4 Sprigs of Mint
Lightly muddle one sprig of mint in the bottom of a highball glass with sugar syrup. Fill the glass with crushed ice and add the brandy. Stir well with a bar spoon. Top off with more crushed ice. Garnish with sprig of mint.
On the ninth day of Christmas Cocktails we give to you Celtic Christmas Coffee. Not everyone wakes up rockin round the Christmas tree, but with the Celtic Christmas Coffee you will be sure to have yourself a very merry Christmas morning. Before the wrapping paper comes flying off take a second to treat yourself to this caffeinator that will put the jingle in your bells. Limit-until the kids wake up or the family arrives.
1 oz. Irish Whiskey
1 oz. Baileys
Green Sugar Sprinkles
For rim: Place simple syrup and green sugar sprinkles on separate plates. Dip the top of the clear coffee mug in simple syrup and green sugar sprinkles.
For drink: Pour Irish whiskey and Baileys into mug, fill with hot coffee, stir. Top with whipped cream and more green sugar sprinkles.
On the tenth day of Christmas Cocktails we give to you Cajun Mary. Another one of our preferred Christmas morning beverages, this one is perfect for jumping on the hair of the reindeer train if you’re feeling left out in the cold like the Grinch. Limit-we don’t recommend more than two because you do have a full day ahead of you and don’t want to be the butt of Christmas stories in years to come.
1 1/2 oz. 2 oz. Three Olives Vodka
5 oz. Spicy Tomato/Vegetable Juice
Hot Sauce to Taste (Tabasco and Louisiana Hot Sauce are favorites)
Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning
Juice of 1/4 Lime
Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
Garnishes can include: pickled okra, pickled green bean, blue cheese stuffed green olives, celery stick and anything else you have in your refrigerator.
For rim: Wet the rim of a large glass and dip in salt.
For drink: Fill tall glass with ice and add the vodka. Mix the juices and spices and pour over the ice.
Garnish as desired using the suggestions above or anything else you heart desires.
On the eleventh day of Christmas Cocktails we give to you Cajun Cognac. This one right here you want to wait until the company has left, the fire is lit and your legs are kicked up. You’ve had a long day of spreading joy and cheer and you need to re-up. Bonus if you are wearing your Christmas askot while drinking this. Limit-none because you deserve it, job well done.
1 1/2 oz. Cognac
1 1/2 oz. Cinnamon Schnapps
Fill highball glass with ice. Pour ingredients and enjoy.
On the twelfth day of Christmas Cocktails we give to you Rudolph’s Raspberry Collins. We all know Rudolph is Santa’s favorite reindeer and his Raspberry Collins will make you understand why. Just the right amount of sweet and tangy, this drink is perfect for rockin’ round the Christmas tree. Limit-until your nose is as red as Rudolph’s.
1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
2 oz. Gin
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz. Club Soda
Garnish: 1 Lemon Wheel, Mint Sprig and Raspberries
In a highball glass, muddle the raspberries and simple syrup. Add the gin and lemon juice, and stir. Fill with ice and top with the club soda. Garnish with a lemon wheel, a mint sprig and two raspberries.