The Twelve Days of Christmas are underway and what better way to celebrate the Christmas countdown with a cocktail a day. Always remember that the best way to spread Christmas cheer is drinking cocktails when friends are near. 

12 Drummers Drumming: Hot Buttered Rum

apple, sweet
Hailey Maher

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas Cocktails my true love gave to me... this tasty drink that puts the rum in Drummer Boy.

11 Pipers Piping: Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate

cream, chocolate, milk, sweet, coffee, hot chocolate, whipped cream, candy, ice, goody
Julia Muro

"Pipping" hot chocolate boozy enough to make eleven Pipers tipsy.

10 Lords a Leaping: Grasshopper

cream, dairy product
Allie Hicks

This cocktail will make any Lord hop, skip, and leap for joy.

9 Ladies Dancing: Pink Lady

cocktail, juice, vodka, martini, tequila, lime
Weichen Yan

This pink drink is sure to get you and eight of your closest ladies dancing.

8 Maid's a Milking: Milkmaid

coffee, milk, ice, espresso, tea
Athena Huynh

No cows were harmed in the making of this cocktail – this three ingredient cocktail calls for tequila, agave and cream of coconut.

7 Swan's a Swimming: Black Swan

tea, beer, Cocktails, holding a cocktail
Alexandra Redmond

Swan dive into this blackberry lemonade vodka cocktail. This drink adds a cool, refreshing twist to the warm, toasty winter.

6 Geese a Laying: Grey Goose Fireside

olive oil, herb, tea, oil, rosemary
Jessica Kelly

This Christmas cocktail is the perfect way to light your holiday fire. 

5 Golden Rings: Golden Cadillac

milk, sweet
Katherine Baker

Don't let the lack of golden color deter you from making this creamy, dessert cocktail. Because after all, isn't chocolate the only thing better than gold?

4 Calling Birds: Last Call

cocktail, juice, liquor, alcohol, tequila, ice, lemon, lime
Jesse Hayes

A little birdie, or four, called to say that this rum masterpiece is the perfect way to celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas cocktail countdown.

3 French Hens: French 75

champagne, wine
Isabella Nardone

Make your Christmas champagne toast a little more special this year by trying out this French 75 cocktail.

2 Turtle Doves: Chocolate Turtle Martini

coffee, milk, cream, pudding, chocolate, tea
Maddie Lanier

Two turtle doves and a chocolate martini.

A Partridge in a Pear Tree: Pear Martini

cocktail, martini, tequila, juice, vodka, alcohol
Alison Plourde

No partridges in this martini – just plenty of pears and vodka.

Looks like the tree isn't the only thing getting lit this year. Enjoy your Twelve Days of Christmas Cocktails with the food to match. Happy holidays!