12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS via Harvey Nichols

You are going to wish you were in London…I certainly do (with my Modenus Blogtour peeps)!

Celebrating the festive season in spectacular fashion, Harvey Nichols have been getting a little creative and have crafted the definitive Christmas cocktail list: the 12 Days of Cocktails.

Inspired by the famous Christmas carol, a new cocktail will be introduced to the list every day, inspired by and named after the corresponding line from the popular song.

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A Partridge in a Pear Tree
Absolut Pear, falernum, orgeat syrup, lime juice and Angostura bitters with a pear garnish

Two Turtle Doves
Crème de peche and pomegranate juice, topped with Harvey Nichols Prosecco and garnished with edible flowers

Three French Hens
A warming rum egg nog with Bristol Spiced Rum, 3 Rivers Agricole Rum, cream, honey syrup and pasteurized egg yolk, finished with a grating of nutmeg

Four Calling Birds
Light as a feather: Hendricks Gin, Miclo Rose liqueur, St. Germain and lemon, with a cucumber ribbon and crystallised rose petals

Five Gold Rings
Golden hot cider made with Appleton VX rum, cinnamon syrup, Burrow HillcCider and Pimento bitters. Served in a copper cup with a large orange twist and star anise

Six Geese-a-Laying
Grey Goose vodka, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, lemon juice and raspberry ripple syrup, topped with Harvey Nichols Champagne

Seven Swans-a-Swimming
Inspired by the swans on the Sipsmith label: Sipsmith Sloe Gin, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup and Harvey Nichols Prosecco, garnished with lemon and a cinnamon stick

 Eight Maids-a-Milking

Served in a milk bottle with a straw: Absolut Vanilla, Mozart dry chocolate spirit, almond milk, vanilla syrup and Horlicks

 Nine Ladies Dancing
A vibrant combination of Absolut Citron, Solerno blood orange liqueur, cranberry and lime juice, garnished with a dried orange wheel

Ten Lords-a-Leaping
Harking back to the days of the British Raj – the perfect drink for a gentleman: Chivas 12-year old whisky and Stone’s ginger wine on the rocks with an orange twist

 Eleven Pipers Piping
Perique tobacco liqueur with Miclo Kirsch eau de vie, Mozart dry chocolate spirit and popcorn essence, topped with ginger ale

 Twelve Drummers Drumming
A favourite tipple of John Bonham, the late Led Zeppelin drummer: VSOP Cognac mixed with dark cacao and double cream, dusted with nutmeg

It has been a long week…Which cocktail are you going to enjoy?

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