Despite the obvious beauty and magic of the season, you can’t deny that for a lot of people, the holidays are a stressful time. Between figuring out what presents to get everyone, avoiding in-store fistfights with other bargain hunters and having to adjust the physical location of that stupid elf every night (why can’t he just stay on the damn shelf??!?!?) — the holiday season can really drive you to drink. Luckily, the good people at Caesars properties (that’s Caesars Atlantic City, Bally’s Atlantic City and Harrah’s Resort) have devised a boozy seasonal promotion called The 12 Cocktails of Christmas that is sure to take the edge off the hardship of the holidays.

The 12 Cocktails of Christmas features 12 creative cocktails, each available at a different bar at a Caesars property for $12 from now through Dec. 31. When you order your first one you will receive a card. As you go to each spot, your card will be checked off with each cocktail you purchase. Your sixth drink will be half price, and if you finish all 12 you will be given a voucher that is redeemable for a 20% discount at any CET restauant. All completed cards will be entered into a drawing to win prizes during the first week of January.

So what are these yule-tide drinks and where can you get them? We have the full list below.

1. “Chestnuts Roasting” Place: #BarWithNoName

Casino: Harrah’s

What’s in it: A delightful mix of Ketel One vodka, cream, brown sugar syrup, chocolate bitters and a float of peppermint-coffee set aflame makes this drink extra toasty.

2. “Spruce it Up” Place: Gordon Ramsay Steak

Casino: Harrah’s

What’s in it: This Christmas tree-inspired sipper contains spruce-infused Sipsmith gin, sweet vermouth, Campari and a misting of lemon extract, garnished with a spring of actual spruce.

3. “Island Christmas” Place: Martorano’s

Casino: Harrah’s

What’s in it: Cranberries, mint, bitters and lime are muddled to perfection and met with Glenlivet scotch, Monin cinnamon simple syrup and club soda.

4. “Christmas Coffee” Place: Coastal Craft Kitchen and Bar

Casino: Harrah’s

What’s in it: A simple, yet enticing blend of homemade Irish cream and black coffee topped with whipped cream and peppermint flakes.

5. “Milk & Cookies” Place: Lobby Bar

Casino: Bally’s

What’s in it: Santa would surely leave some great presents for anyone who offered him this grown up version of his standard treat. It’s a combo of Jim Beam bourbon, coffee liqueur, cream and a dash or two of chocolate bitters garnished with cookie crumbles.

6. “Sugar Plum Fairy” Place: Guy Fieri’s Chophouse

Casino: Bally’s

What’s in it: Starting with a sugar-rimmed martini glass, this sweet treat combines Patron Silver tequila with apricot brandy, Fever Tree ginger beer, honey simple syrup and plum bitters.

7. “Mulled Wine” Place: Buca di Beppo

Casino: Bally’s

What’s in it: A well-spiced wintry concoction featuring a blend of red wine, oranges, cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise and maple syrup.

8. “Season’s Winnings” Place: The Book

Casino: Bally’s

What’s in it: Crown Royal, cranberry, club and a dash of spruce syrup make up this festive treat.

9. “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid” Place: Boardwalk Saloon

Casino: Bally’s

What’s in it: Ralphie would have to wait until he turned 21 to enjoy this blend of Cruzan light rum, Angry Orchard hard cider, cinnamon syrup and cranberry juice.

10. “Miracle on 34th Street” Place: 2100 Bar & Lounge

Casino: Caesars

What’s in it: The rather exotic (and holiday appropriate) addition of black walnut bitters are the key to this cocktail which also utilizes Maker’s Mark bourbon, sweet vermouth and a cloud of gingerbread whipped cream.

11. “Candy Cane Martini” Place: Nero’s Italian Grill

Casino: Caesars

What’s in it: Elegant and playful all at once, this classy cocktail mixes up Absolut vodka and white creme de Cacao with candy cane syrup and chocolate bitters.

12. “Brown Butter Eggnog” Place: Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

Casino: Caesars

What’s in it: Mt. Gay Black Barrel Rum is used to merrily spike this old fashioned holiday favorite.

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Freelance reporter for At The Shore/Atlantic City Insiders from 2011-2015; Editor in Chief,,2014-2015; Writer for Zagat, 2013

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