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Serve Rudolph, Grinch and gingerbread man cocktails for Christmas

Christmas cocktails get creative with gingerbread eggnog, a Grinchy green sipper, a chocolatey reindeer martini and kid-friendly milk and cookie shots.
by JJ Keras / / Source: TODAY

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Entertaining expert JJ Keras is stopping by TODAY to share a few of her festive holiday cocktail recipes. She shows us how to make green Grinchy cocktails with chartreuse and lime, creamy Rudolph cocktails complete with maraschino cherry "noses," gingerbread-infused eggnog, and kid-friendly milk and cookie shooters.

The Grinch Cocktail

Just like its namesake, this cocktail is spicy and complex, there's nothing sweet about it. And, like the Grinch's sly grin, it is mischievously delightful.

The Rudolph Cocktail

Rich white chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka and cream make this cocktail sweet, cozy and perfect for a chilly Christmas night.

Drunken Gingerbread Cocktail

This easy eggnog recipe has all the sweet, creamy spiced goodness you want in this traditional holiday cocktail. Adding warm gingerbread cookies to the mix makes it all the more festive and delicious.

Cookie Dough Shooters

Kids will love this take on milk and cookies. They're also fun to leave for Santa!

JJ Keras' The Grinch Cocktail, The Rudolph Cocktail, The Drunk Gingerbread, Cookie Shooters
JJ Keras' The Grinch Cocktail, The Rudolph Cocktail, The Drunk Gingerbread, Cookie ShootersNathan Congleton / TODAY

Ingredients:

Store-bought cookie dough

Melted chocolate, about 2 tablespoons per cookie shot glass

Milk

Method:

1. Take the cookie and line the cups of a popover pan (about 1/4 inch thick). Chill for about 20 minutes.

2. Preheat oven according to package instructions.

3. Bake until the cookies start to brown, follow package instructions.

4. Let cookies cool completely, then coat the inside of the cups with melted chocolate. Make sure the entire inside is completely coated since the chocolate acts as a barrier to keep the milk from seeping into the cookie. Refrigerate to set.

5. Pour milk into the cookie cups and serve.

If you like those festive drink recipes, you should also try these:

Holiday Mojitos (Merry, Merry Mojitos)
Peppermint Martini (Peppermint-ini)

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