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12 Days of Christmas cocktails

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12 Cocktails for a Merry Christmas

Ah, the 12 Days of Christmas, with its drummers drumming, lords a leaping, geese a laying, and a partridge in a pear tree. Though a favorite holiday song, these days, most people don't have a need or room for all the birds, lords, ladies, maids and pipers. A better way to ring in holiday cheer? Sipping one or all 12 (one each day, of course) of these luscious Christmas cocktails.

On the second day of Christmas…

Spiced Caramel Apple

Serves 1

Ginger and caramel are a delectable match in this festive drink created by Kara Newman, author of Spice & Ice.


  • Agave syrup
  • Finely crushed gingersnaps
  • 2 ounces Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
  • 1 ounce Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
  • 2-1/2 ounces apple cider
  • 1 dash lemon juice


  1. Rim martini glass with agave syrup and gingersnap cookie crumbs and set aside.
  2. Combine ginger liqueur, vodka, cider and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass.

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