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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 fourth day of Christmas…

Gingerbread Cookie

Serves 1

Have your gingerbread cookie and drink it, too.


  • 1 ounce Irish cream
  • 1/2 ounce Goldschlager
  • 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 ounce Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • Gingerbread cookie for garnish


  1. Combine Irish cream, Goldschlager, schnapps, vodka and hazelnut liqueur in a shaker and shake with ice.
  2. Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a gingerbread cookie.

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