Cocktails and Movies “12 Days of Christmas Cocktails” #12: Santa’s Couch

By Tim Barley

On the 12th day of Christmas, we took turns on 12 different couches as our heads were drumming…

Cocktails and Movies 12 days of Christmas Cocktails - 12 Santa CouchesWe arrived at Christmas Day! A LOT of cocktails have been imbibed, but we saved a classic mixture for the day of days. This cocktail will allow you to relax and disregard the craziness of unwrapped presents strewn around the Christmas tree and the snow outside piling up and the fact that you may or may not have power yet from last weekend’s ice storm. But, if the 12th day of Christmas is “12 Drummers Drumming,” how do we get Santa’s Couch cocktail? Now, follow along with us here:

Santa has had a tough 24 hours. So, after his long DAY, he goes to a Motley Crue concert and meets Tommy Lee. Tommy Lee is a drummer. Drummers love whiskey. Whiskey is the great equalizer and eggnog is just a great Yule time tradition, so mix these two together with some vodka (yes!) and a cinnamon liqueur, and you’ve got yourself a great cocktail to sip on all day long. No wonder it’s called “Santa’s Couch…”

12 Santa’s Couches


  • 1 oz. Jack Daniels
  • 1 oz. Lemon Vodka
  • 1/4 oz. Cinnamon Liqueur
  • 3 oz. Eggnog


  • Pour all the ingredients into a glass.
  • Stir.

Trust me, this will take the edge off the mass hysteria of kids opening presents, squealing with delight and then opening EVERY present and make a big disaster zone of the living room around the Christmas tree and relax you into a state where you won’t mind cleaning it all up later on… So, make yourself a cocktail, enjoy this Christmas Day!

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