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12 Days of Cocktails

A bottle of Countess Walewska vodka laying down next to a wrapped gift box, a book about the Godfather film, a cocktail shaker and a garnished glass of the Blood Orange Sparkler cocktail.

Get into the holiday spirit with 12 Days of Cocktails from Great Women Spirits! Enjoy a dozen festive drinks featuring the Countess Walewska Vodka, Ada Lovelace Gin and Agnesi Brandy, all expertly crafted by the passionate team from Great Women Spirits. Get the recipes below and let us know your favorites!

A bottle of Ada Lovelace Gin next to a glass filled with a Gin & Tonic cocktail that is garnished with a lemon slice and rosemary sprig.

Day One: Ada’s G&T
- 2 oz Ada Lovelace gin
- 4 oz Q tonic water

Build in a globe glass over ice, garnish with lemon wheel, juniper berries, and herbs.

Countess Walewska vodka bottle next to a cocktail in glass that is garnished with cranberries, surrounded by Christmas bulbs.

Day Two:  Good Tidings
- 5 oz Countess Countess Walewska vodka
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- 1 bar spoon of allspice dram

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a Collins glass over ice and top with soda. Garnish with a couple of fresh cranberries.

A festive glass of Apple Cider Gin Fizz next to a bottle of Ada Lovelace Gin and wrapped gift boxes.

Day Three: Apple Cider Gin Fizz
- 1 ½ oz Ada Lovelace - Gin
- 2-3 oz Spiced Apple cider
- *¼
- ½ oz cinnamon simple syrup (to taste)
- 1 room temperature egg white
- 1 tsp half and half
- Splash of orange juice

*How to make cinnamon simple syrup: Combine 1 cup of boiling water with 1 cup sugar. Add 1-2 tsp. of cinnamon, depending on how cinnamon-y you would like it.

Rim glass, preferably a coupe, with cinnamon sugar or brown sugar, and set aside. Combine all ingredients into an un-iced tin (dry shake) and shake vigorously for 1-2 minutes. Add ice to tin and shake again to get cold. Strain into sugared glass. You may want to spoon out any of the foam left in the tin to build up and make the cocktail pretty! Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.

Two glasses of Coquito and a bottle of Agnesi brandy on a tray with an illuminated Christmas tree in the background.

Day Four: Maria’s Coquito 
Coquito is a traditional holiday drink from Puerto Rico. This is for when you’re dreaming of a white… sandy beach Christmas. It is coconut based, hence the name “little coconut.” It is a batched cocktail, much like its English cousin, eggnog. It is traditionally rum based but why not marry the two traditions and swap it for brandy?! We did!

- 1 (12oz) can evaporated milk
- 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups of coconut cream (not to be confused with coconut milk)
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
- 1 tsp vanilla extract 
- 1 ½ cups of Agnesi brandy

Throw everything into a blender (gently) and blend on high for 1-2 minutes until thoroughly incorporated. Serve in a festive punch bowl or fancy holiday jar. Pour into little cups and garnish with a couple dashes of cinnamon.

A heavily garnished Bloody Mary cocktail with a lime wedge, olives, and bacon, sitting next to a bottle of Countess Walewska Vodka on a wooden bartop.

Day Five: Bloody Merry
- 2 oz. Countess Walewska Vodka
- 4 oz. tomato juice
- 1 tsp. Harrissa paste
- 1 pinch smoked sea salt
- 1 pinch crushed black pepper
- 2 dashes Tabasco Sauce
- 3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tsp. horseradish
- 1 pinch Old Bay seasoning

In a highball glass, stir together tomato juice, Harissa paste, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, Tobasco, salt, and pepper. Fill glass with ice, then pour mixture into second glass. Pour back and forth until mixed well. Rub the lime around the rim and dip into Old Bay seasoning. Garnish with a lime, two olives and a slice of bacon!

A Countess Walewska vodka bottle nestled about pine tree branches with a Martini in a glass garnished with three olives.

Day Six: Countess Martini
- 2 ½ oz Countess Walewska vodka
- ½ oz olive brine

Shake hard and double strain into a stemmed glass. Garnish with olives.

Countess Walewska vodka bottle next to a red to white ombre looking Bonita cocktail that is garnished with mint.

Day Seven: Bonita
- 1 ½ oz Countess Walewska vodka
- ½ oz Velvet Falernum
- ½ oz pineapple gum syrup
- ¾ oz lime juice
- ½ oz hibiscus tea

Build all ingredients except hibiscus over crushed ice and swizzle, top with hibiscus and a mint sprig.

Cranberry Ginger Ale Fizz cocktasil in a glass garnished with a rosemary sprig next to a bottle of Ada Lovelace Gin, surounded by a string of colorful Christmas lights and bulbs.

Day Eight: Cranberry Ginger Ale Fizz
- 1½ oz Ada Lovelace gin
- 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
- 1½ oz cranberry juice
- Ginger ale
- Rosemary sprig (optional)
- 3 or 4 fresh cranberries (optional)

Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Pour gin, orange juice, and cranberry juice over the ice. Stir gently, then top off with ginger ale. Garnish with rosemary & cranberries if desired.

 A bottle of Agnesi Brandy on a green bar top next to peach colored cocktail inside gold filagree decorated Collins glass garnished with a orange peel twist.

Day Nine: Agnesi Agusta
A riff on a Paper Plane. Agusta is an Italian airliner from the 1950’s who started his own aviation manufacturing company.

- ¾ oz Agnesi Brandy
- ¾ oz Aperol
- ¾ oz Amaro Nonino
- 1 oz lemon juice
- ¼ oz simple syrup

Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Top with 2oz of soda and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

A bottle of Countess Walewska vodka laying down next to a wrapped gift box, a book about the Godfather film, a cocktail shaker and a garnished glass of the Blood Orange Sparkler cocktail.

Day Ten: Blood Orange Sparkler
- 1 ½ oz. Countess Walewska vodka
- 2 oz. fresh blood orange juice
- ¼ oz fresh lemon juice
- Rosemary simple syrup just to balance (about ½ oz)

Shake and strain into iced glass. Top off with a splash of soda water. Garnish with rosemary sprig and a slice of blood orange. Fresh cranberries would look pretty too!

Orange colored Aster Inverno cocktail in a garnished glass next to a bottle of Agnesi brandy surrounded by star shaped christmas lights, pine branches and cinnamon sticks.

Day Eleven: Aster Inverno
- 2 oz Agnesi brandy
- ¾ oz spiced syrup*
- ½ oz lemon juice
- ½ oz lime juice
- ½ muddled persimmon

*How to make Spiced Syrup: Bring 1 cup sugar, 2 cups water, 2 cinnamon sticks, 8-10 cloves, 4-6 allspice berries and the peel of one orange to boil, let cool and strain.

Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into stemmed cocktail glass, garnish with persimmon slice and cinnamon sprinkle

A cream colored Tom & Jerry cocktail in a glass garnished with a cinnamon stick next to a bottle of Agnesi brandy with a string of lit snowflake shaped Christmas lights.

Day Twelve: Tom & Jerry
- 6 eggs, separated
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Agnesi brandy, rum or a combination of both
- hot water
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- hot milk
- pinch each of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg

Separate eggs. Whites and yolks in different bowls.

Whip whites in a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer.

When thickened slightly, add ½ cup of powdered sugar, 1 spoonful at a time. Continue whipping whites until stiff peaks form.

Mix yolks and remaining ½ cup powdered sugar, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

When whites are stiffened, add yolk mix to whites and fold to combine.

When making cocktails, add batter to cup, around 1/4 cup, and then add brandy and rum (1 ½ oz total).

We used 1 oz brandy and ½ oz rum, but you can use whatever combination you like the best. Add at least 4 oz hot milk, then top off mug with hot water if desired.

The more milk you add the creamier it will be.

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