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10 Gross Cocktails You Shouldn't Drink This Christmas

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Santa Claus is comin' to town and he's trying to get his drink on.

When you're mixing cocktails for your friends and family this year, don't forget to leave one out for old St. Nick. Place it right by the plate of cookies on Christmas Eve and, if your kids insist on leaving milk for Santa, just leave him an alcoholic milk punch instead. Just kidding. Don't serve anyone milk punch this year, or any of the other cocktails on this list, for that matter. These are all super gross. You have been warned.

If you really want to flex your mixology muscles this year, try making one of these deliciously festive drinks instead. 


Cran-Bourbon Cocktail

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This cocktail looks okay until you realize it’s got leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving mixed into it. Just, no. Find the recipe at My Recipes.


Candy Cane Cocktail

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I know it says it's got candy cane in it, but this has the exact appearance and consistency of Wite-Out. How can it taste good? Find the recipe at Food Network.


Christmas Cookie

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Something about this cocktail seems like an accident. Maybe it's the fact that it looks like what happens when I overstuff the garbage disposal and it overflows into the sink. Also, with peppermint schnapps, Bailey's, and Kahlua, I'm not convinced the thing even tastes remotely like a cookie. Find the recipe at Mix that Drink.


Evergreen Swizzle

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Pine liqueur? Thanks, but no thanks. I'd like to look at my Christmas tree, not eat it. Find the recipe at Food and Wine.


Milk Punch

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What the hell is milk punch? It's like a snow cone with milk and powdered sugar? And brandy? People actually drink this? Find the recipe at My Recipes.

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