The 12 Cocktails of Christmas

A boozy riff on a classic holiday tune
The 12 Cocktails of Christmas
Maryse Chevriere

Forget the familiar song about those leapin' lords, milkin' maids, and that partridge sitting in his pear tree. Where's the carol about what happened when the lords and maids met up at the pub, and the partridge got into the stash of pear liqueur?

"The Twelve Days of Christmas" is a holiday classic that has been subject to countless interpretations and parodies. Rednecks, guidos, metalheads — there are unlikely adaptations for members of all of these groups to sing along to. And now, to join these other clever tunes is an entry from author and cocktail expert Ray Foley: The 12 Cocktails of Christmas.

Cocktail birds, French friends, and drams of 12-year-old — this illustrated cocktail guide is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit(s).