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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 sixth day of Christmas…

Turtle Doves

Serves 1

A yummy combination of vanilla and nut flavors makes this Christmas cocktail a dessert all on its own.


  • Ground cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • 2 ounces Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka
  • 2 ounces hazelnut liqueur
  • 1 ounce Amaretto
  • 1-1/2 ounces heavy cream


  1. Rim martini glass with cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
  2. Combine vodka, hazelnut liqueur, amaretto and cream in a shaker with ice and shake.
  3. Strain into martini glass.

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