12 Drinks of Christmas

A drink to celebrate each day!

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Popular children's song "The 12 Days of Christmas" may be irritating on its own, but these 12 cocktails can make even The Muppets' version tolerable.

6 Geese-a-laying

Hopefully, these geese are laying golden eggs, but even if they're not, this eggnog shake is a flavorful alternative.

Goose who laid the golden eggnog shake recipe

spiked eggnog shake recipe

Serves 2


  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, plus extra for garnish
  • 2-1/2 ounces dark or spiced rum
  • Whipped cream (for garnish)
  • 2 small candy canes (for garnish)


  1. In a blender, combine the eggnog, ice cream, nutmeg and rum and blend until smooth.
  2. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkling of nutmeg, and garnish with a candy cane.

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Heather Barnett is a freelance writer and foodie whose work has been featured in blogs, websites, magazines, and TV and radio ads. She spends her free time relaxing with her soulmate, Keith; her dog, Mosby "The Fly Slayer;" and Felix the Fish. You can follow her on Twitter @HireHeather.