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12 Days of Christmas cocktails

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

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 fifth day of Christmas…

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane

Serves 1

One sip and the minty whoosh of this candy cane cocktail will take your breath away!

Ingredients:

  • Splash of grenadine
  • 2-1/2 ounces Van Gogh Blue vodka
  • 1 ounce white crème de menthe
  • 1/2 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • Heavy cream
  • Peppermint candy for garnish

Directions:

  1. Add a dash of grenadine into the bottom of a chilled martini glass and set aside.
  2. Pour vodka, crème de menthe, schnapps and cream into a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into the glass with grenadine to create a "swirl" effect.
  3. Garnish with peppermint candy and serve.

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