Day 3 of the 12 Drinks (a la 12 Days) of Christmas! Mix Up an Array of Cocktails!

Today is Sunday 12/22/2019. This is Day 3 of the 12 Drinks of Christmas series.

Bartending tools aren’t particularly hard to find but new, different and unique tools- now that takes some time! Given that New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are coming up so fast, you will want to snag these cool tools ASAP!!

Tempour is a bottle chiller, filter, pourer, w/stopper. Keep your wine and spirits at an optimal temperature, from the inside out. this drip-free pourer chills and refines as you serve.


Tempour is a modular system for ultimate beverage control. It includes a stainless steel pourer, sediment filter, detachable gel-filled chiller, and silicon bottle stopper. It’s the modern spout is designed to perfectly accent your soirée wine aerator.



LOVE the Molecular Mixology Kits. This is right up my personal tastebud and mixology alley!

What is a Molecular Mixology Kit?


Just the coolest toy you can bring to the party! It’s either one flavor of a cocktail with details within that cocktail that you can present in different ways like tiny flavor beads, or one large cocktail bubble or a flavored foam. This is about being willing to experiment.


The one I got was for the Cosmopolitan, but they have other flavors including a kit featuring 3 different cocktails and a magnificent Molecular Gastronomy kit which is all about FOOD,  and not drinks.

Find these cool kits and toys at Uncommon Goods. The kits range from $30 to $85.00. Worth the fun and playtime!!


Now for the cocktails!! Tis the season to be trying new spirits and I am just the person to bring them to you! The spirit of the day is Lucid Absinthe! Not your typical spirit/liqueur but something more extraordinary. Not everyone will like it but some will and that’s what you want– those who walk on the high wire of spirits!


Lucid Cranberry Sauce



1 oz. Lucid Absinthe

2 oz. apple cider

1 oz. cranberry juice

½ oz. Chambord

Granny Smith apple slice for garnish


Combine Lucid Absinthe, apple cider and cranberry juice in a shaker over ice and shake well. —
Strain into a chilled martini glass.
Drop the Chambord to the bottom of the glass.
Skewer Granny Smith apple wedge on a pick and lay lengthwise across the edge of the glass.


If you like that kind of drink then this next one will probably suit you as well!

Lucid Gingerbread Man




1 oz. Lucid Absinthe

½ oz. demerara sugar syrup (or simple syrup)

½ oz. fresh lemon juice

¼ oz. green chartreuse

Dash of freshly grated cinnamon

Dash of freshly grated nutmeg


In a mixing glass, muddle 3 dials of fresh ginger.
Shake thoroughly with ice, then strain over fresh ice in a highball glass.
Garnish with a small Christmas tree gingerbread cookie
Tasty right?

Plus I am going to give you some Jingle Juice– not made with Lucid but it’s definitely in the spirit!!



jingle juice



2 oz.  Van Gogh Vodka.  ( you have your choice of several fruit-flavored vodkas from Van Gogh like citroen, oranje,  melon and pomegranate)

2 oz. orange juice (freshly squeezed or extracted!)

¼ oz. fresh lemon juice

½ oz. maraschino cherry juice



Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Pour over ice and garnish as desired.

All three cocktails are tasty and have a very distinctive flavor profile!



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