<b>'Tis the season for decking the halls, being merry and indulging in some great food and drink. With the holidays well underway, here are some last-minute cocktail recipes perfect for Christmas and all the way to counting down to 2018.</b>

<b>Antica Pesa's Testa di Noce</b>
City: Brooklyn, New York

1 oz. Campari
½ oz. Carpano Antica Formula
½ oz. Frangelico
4 to 5 drops Chocolate Bitters
Soda Water

Chill old fashioned glass first by stirring ice inside the glass and letting it sit – do not remove the ice cubes but strain out the water. Mix all ingredients together in drinking glass, top with soda water and add a few drops of chocolate bitters.

Garnish: Orange peel

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<b>Norwegian Royals</b>

The royal family posted this family portrait to their Instagram page on December 19 in the run-up to the holidays. The snap, taken alongside the Christmas tree in the Red Lounge at the Palace, features King Harald and Queen Sonja, seated center, with Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit standing. Also included are the crown couple's children, Princess Ingrid and Prince Sverre Magnus. Mette-Marit's son from a previous relationship, 20-year-old Marius Borg Hoiby, is not pictured.

Photo: Instagram/@detnorskekongehus, Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen, Royal Court

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