Don Q Celebrates the '12 Days Of Christmas'

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raise your glass (or twelve!) with any of these spirited rum cocktails crafted to make each day of Christmas merry and bright. View cocktail images:

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On the first day of Christmas, Don Q gave to me...

 Don Q Cristal hidden in the tree

On the second day...

Two Mistletoe Mojitos

 2 oz. Don Q Mojito

½ oz. Pomegranate Juice

½ oz. Pomegranate Liqueur

½ oz. Lime Juice

½ oz. Simple Syrup

Mint sprig and pomegranate garnish

On the third day...

Three Fruitcake Sours

1 oz. Don Q Cristal

½ oz. Amaretto liqueur

½ oz. Aperol

1 oz. Cinnamon syrup (8 oz. granulated sugar in hot water with 3 cinnamon sticks. Steep overnight)

1 oz. Lemon Juice

1 tbsp. Apricot Preserves

Two Dashes of cranberry bitters

One Egg White

Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

*Shake ingredients. Add ice and shake again.

On the fourth day...

Four Anejo Ho Ho's

2 oz. Don Q Anejo

1 oz. Honey syrup (equal parts honey and hot water mixed)

1 oz. Fresh lemon juice

Basil sprig garnish

*Serve over ice.

On the fifth day...

Five Don Q Gold Shots!

On the sixth day...

Six Bearded Stormys'

2 oz. BlackBeard Spiced

¾ oz. lime juice

½ oz. ginger juice

½ oz. simple syrup

Ginger beer

*Shake with ice and strain into 
ice filled highball glass and fill with ginger beer.

On the seventh day...

Seven Spiced Daiquiri

2 oz. BlackBeard Spiced

¾ oz. Lime Juice

½ oz. Simple Syrup

3 drops Vanilla Extract

Lime zest garnish

*Serve in chilled cocktail glass.

On the eighth day...

Eight Merry Mai Tai's

2 oz. Don Q Cristal

¾ oz. Amaretto Liqueur

¾ oz. Lime Juice

¾ oz. Curacao Liqueur

¾ oz. Marie Brizard Arpry

½ oz. Simple Syrup

*Serve with ice. Pineapple and mint sprig garnish. 

On the ninth day…

Nine Quixote Crustas

1 ½ oz. Don Q Cristal

¼ oz. Luxardo Maraschino liqueur

½ oz. Fresh lemon juice

½ oz. Cinnamon syrup (8 oz. granulated sugar in hot water with 3 cinnamon sticks. Steep overnight)

¼ oz. Granulated sugar

Dash Angostura bitters

One lemon wedge

One lemon twist

*Serve in cold sugar-rimmed wine glass.

On the tenth day...

Ten Chilled Coquitos

12 oz. Don Q Cristal

30 oz. coconut creme

14 oz. sweetened condensed milk

12 oz. evaporated milk

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

½ tsp. ground Cinnamon

¼ tsp. ground Nutmeg

*Blend high-speed. Serve cold. Yields 2.1 liters.

On the eleventh day...

Eleven Elves' Eggnogs

1 ½ oz. Don Q Anejo

1 ½ Ruby Port Wine

½ oz. Simple Syrup

1 egg

Grated Nutmeg

*Serve refrigerated over ice, garnished with citrus wheels.

On the twelfth day...

Twelve Tinseled Toddys

2 oz. Don Q Gran Anejo

4 oz. Hot water

1 tsp. Honey

One orange peel spiral with cloves and cinnamon stick

Grated nutmeg garnish

*Stir until honey is dissolved. Add clove and orange peel.


Nicole Kroese 

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