From Thanksgiving Day until New Year’s Day, these festive craft cocktails will put you in the holiday spirit.

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Whiskey & Sticks

Named after the 12 Days of Christmas, the NOLA 12 served exclusively at Whiskey & Sticks is the cocktail to enjoy during your holiday countdown. Made with Absolut Pear Vodka, muddled ginger and pear, ginger syrup, blood orange and ginger bitters, and champagne and garnished with orange zest, this cocktail is as refreshing as it is festive.

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Beetnik Royale - Sylvain Restaurant

At Sylvain Restaurant, Beets are taking on a whole new form this holiday season. Their Beetnik Royale transforms beets into a festive holiday drink. Made with beet-infused vodka, Tattersall Aquavit, St. Germain, lemon and sparkling wine, the Beetnik Royale makes eating your vegetable fun and easy.

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Honey Buzz Milk Punch - SoBou

This holiday season, SoBou is serving a sweet and decadent New Orleans cocktail that will bring you right back to your childhood. The Honey Milk Buzz Punch is made with Black Magic Spiced Rum soaked in Honey Nut Cheerios, mixed with a specialty milk punch and then garnished with Honey Nut Cheerios. Head to the French Quarter for this custom holiday cocktail.

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Pear-Tini - Upperline Restaurant

Winter produce in New Orleans calls for citrus and pears, and Upperline Restaurant is using just that to create their specialty craft holiday cocktail, the Pear-Tini. Pear vodka, peach schnapps, pineapple juice, and lime juice come together for this citrus-inspired martini. Stop for a drink and catch the holiday spirit.

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Old Hickory - Dickie Brennan’s Tableau

Reminiscent of an evening by the fireplace in New Orleans, Tableau’s Old Hickory is a Thanksgiving cocktail must-try. This bourbon-based cocktail uses a smoking gun and a hickory smoke finish to give its festival fall flavor. It is combined with HooDoo Chicory liqueur, orange bitters and simple syrup to complete its festive transformation.

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Chai Crusta - Commander’s Palace

Chai lovers rejoice because Commander's Palace has the holiday cocktail perfect for you! Their seasonal Chai Crusta combines chai-infused bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, Angostura and oranges bitters, along with a sugared-rim garnished with lemon peel.

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Apple Cider Mimosa - Parkway Tavern

A classic brunch staple undergoes a festive holiday transformation at Parkway Tavern. This holiday season, enjoy an apple cider mimosa made with brute champagne and apple cider. Paired alongside one of their signature po-boys, this festive cocktail completes a a holiday lunch in NOLA.

And naturally, because this is New Orleans, the spirited fun doesn’t stop there. Check out even more holiday cocktails here. Or you can learn how to whip up your own holiday cocktails at home, courtesy of this video recipe from Hotel Monteleone’s Carousel Bar below.