12 Days of Christmas Cocktails | Spiked Butterbeer

I have been planning this series for a while and now, when Christmas is just around the corner, here I am, trying to flood you with 12 cocktails – easy to make at home. 12 days of Christmas might be a carol you don’t enjoy, but I promise you will enjoy these 12 days of Chrismas Cocktail series!

Though the cocktails are going to be easy and can be made at home, they are pretty elaborate and might not be like the other recipes I share which you can make in a few minutes. We will use our holiday time and loads of winter love to make these cocktails. I am mostly sharing the recipe for 1 person, but you can scale them up to level up your holiday parties at home!

Happy Holidays!

12 Days of Christmas | Day 1

On the first day of Christmas

my true love sent to me:

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

While I was really inclined towards sharing a recipe using pear in it, I went with something that rhymes with it right now. Also, we can not put partridge in the cocktail, can we?

Anyhow, if you are interested in a pear infused drink, here you go. Soak freshly washed and cut a pear in your favourite vodka and leave in a cool dark place for about 5 days. The more you let it soak, the stronger your beverage gets. You can also add an inch of ginger to spice things up a bit!

That is a good start to the 12 days of Christmas cocktails, right?

Butterbeer : Enjoy with or without alcohol

12 Days of Christmas Cocktails | Butterbeer
12 Days of Christmas Cocktails | Butterbeer

Finally, I am doing drinks which you can enjoy without the alcohol – so yay! Just skip the rum and this is going to be a hit with your kids!

This one is my guilty pleasure – loads of sugar and butter in it, but it’s all worth in the end!

If you wish to make it skinny, use diet soda, low-fat butter and organic brown sugar made from jaggery.

I have always wanted to sip some warm butterbeer on a cold winter evening. Reading Harry Potter for the 7856 times did the trick, and I finally decided to make it at home. Here is the reality – none of us has tasted butterbeer. We can only understand J.K Rowling’s imagination to reach a conclusive concoction.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. You can make the butterscotch sauce at home. It’s simple but a little tactical.
  2. You can enjoy the drink warm or cold. I prefer chilled cream soda. You can warm it on very low flame and use it.
  3. Talking of cream soda, you can make that at home too. Just make sure to consume your cocktail/mocktail immediately.
  4. Be very careful while pouring the butter batter of the butterbeer. Curdling can give your drink a bad texture and taste!

Butterscotch Sauce

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanila extract

What you need to do:

  • Melt the butter over medium heat. 
  • Stir in the brown sugar and heavy cream. Remember to stir until it’s blended well
  • Boil for 5 minutes
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla extract

Things to keep in mind:

  • Don’t over boil or else the sauce solidifies and becomes sticky
  • Stir in some whsikey or vodka and store for a week!

Cream Soda

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Club soda/ sparkling water

What you need to do:

  • Bring the and sugar to simmer until the sugar dissolves.
  • Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract and chill the syrup
  • Use 4 tablespoons of this syrup to make 1 cup of sparkling water to make your freshly made cream soda!

I hope you enjoy the 12 days of Christmas cocktails! Share your feedback and favourite holiday cocktails!


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