The 12 Cocktails of Christmas
Partridge in a Prickly Pear Tree
Requiring just three ingredients, this 189-calorie Campari cocktail recipe is super easy to make, yet still feels special. Serve this lovely libation as your signature cocktail at your next holiday soirée.
2 Do-Good Drinks
Better than a pair of turtle doves, this drink is a gift that keeps on giving. While you’ll look as good as the wine tastes with the Clos du Bois Rouge Cosmétique by Pixi set, the real gift is that 100 percent of proceeds go to Step Up Women’s Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women fulfill their potential.
3 French Martinis
The French martini, a subtle blend of raspberry and pineapple, is always tasty. What makes this one even better, though, is that it’s gluten-free, unlike most vodka cocktails. Now every one can get in on the festive fun!
4 Calling Birds (in a Spice Tree)
Another three-ingredient cocktail, the spice tree is great to make in batches for parties, and at 90 calories a pop, you can feel free to have more than one yourself. Dress each drink up with a sprig of rosemary.
5 BOX OF WINE
Sangria's not just for summer! And when you use this boxed wine recipe, it's also eco- and budget-friendly and ideal for big crowds.
6 Geese a-Laying Snowflakes
While the eggs in nog can leave you feeling weighed down, egg whites mixed with a touch of sugar gives this drink a light, delicate texture, so it won't ruin your plans to dance the party away.
7 Swans a-Sparkling
There's nothing like an elegant champagne flute to evoke the long graceful necks of those swimming swans. Try this moscato and mango purée cocktail or simply sprinkle pomegranate seeds in your glass to lend some seasonal flair to your favorite bottle of bubbly.
8 Bloody Mary Maids a-Milking
The rosy red tomatoes in this flavorful cocktail look like jewels floating in a snowy wonderland. Serve it alongside your Christmas brunch and you’ll really impress your (adult) guests.
9 Cran-Merry Margaritas
If you’re looking to host a lively holiday soirée, this tequila tipple is for you. Let the colors of Christmas inspire you and serve traditional margaritas as well for a red-and-green libation celebration.
10 Gingerbread Men a-Leaping
Leave the milk and cookies for Santa; we'll take this 80-calorie dessert in a glass over the man-shaped baked goods any day!
11 Pitchers of Pomplemo
This morning mixed drink recipe is packed with blood orange, grapefruit, and Campari. It conveniently makes a pitcher, so invite friends over for pancakes.
12 Skinny Santas
If, after 12 days of cocktails, you’re tired of muddling and mixing, pour yourself the simple Skinny Santa and relax. Citrusy lemon vodka balances tart cranberry in this appropriately colored cocktail.