As children, my siblings and I would rush to the tree on Christmas morning and to two things: shake every single present and check to see if Santa ate his cookies and drank his milk. I remember wondering why he only ate half the cookie and never finished the milk, but would polish off the tumbler of brandy. As a kid, I questioned his taste. But as an adult, I'm wondering if Saint Nick was onto something with pairing Christmas cookies with booze.
I feel you, Santa. I'm sure I'll be wanting an boozy boost when I'm on hour two of putting together my kid's Cozy Coupe this Christmas Eve. (Spoiler: I'm totally making my boyfriend do that job.) But more than that, booze just puts me in the holiday spirits. When enjoyed responsibly, alcoholic beverages and Christmas just go together. And pairing your favorite cocktails and beer with a Christmas cookie? Perfect. To get you in the spirits (literally), here are 17 booze and Christmas cookie pairings. Santa will appreciate the extra kick in his pants when you leave him a peppermint martini with a chocolate peppermint cookie, while you'll enjoy indulging and realizing those Barbie Dream House stickers aren't so crooked after all.