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Happy Holidays: Get Your Drink On -- Wall Street Style!

Now that company holiday parties are coming back in style, here's one of the more creative drink menus. Each year Cognito, the PR and marketing agency that specializes in financial services and technology, holds a holiday party with a specialized set of financial services drinks. This year's menu reminds us of some of the year's most notable events, including Knight Capital's trading glitch, Rajat Gupta's insider trading trial and the Libor rate-fixing scandal. Bottoms Up!

1. The Knight Cap

If you've had a rough year why not call it a night and kick back with this perfect peachy preparation? After all, tomorrow is another (trading) day!

Editor's Note: Please note this drink has been rushed to market and hasn't been tested. Trade, er drink, at your own risk.

2. The Ryebor

This whiskey cocktail is scandalously good and fixed just the way you like it! It's bound to pique your interest -- or lower it, whichever you prefer.

Editor's Note: This drink helps promote collaboration, or is it collusion? Whatever. It can help improve profits, so enjoy.

3. The Guptanqueray

The insider's drink of choice. The secrets of this delectable gin cocktail are only shared by a few, usually over cellphone. Indulge in too many though and you could lose a couple of years of your life!

Editor's Note: Best enjoyed while continuously looking over your shoulder.

4. The Goldman Schnapps

The choice of Muppets everywhere. This concoction is so delicious it'll make you want to write an op-ed about it.

Editor's Note: Muppets, in corporate speak, is really a complimentary term. No, really it is! Have a few more, and you'll agree.

5. The Fiscal Snifter

Brace yourself for the impending economic cataclysm with this invigorating cocktail mix. A 50/50 blend of equally astringent ingredients make for a much needed tonic in these tough times.

Editor's Note: If we go over the fiscal cliff, your headache will be so large this will be the only thing you will want to drink. Plus, it's the only thing you'll be able to afford.

6. The Cognito Mojito

The right stuff every time. Whether it's your first year with us or your tenth, this perfect blend never ceases to please!

Editor's Note: If you made it this far, you must be really thirsty. Happy Holidays!


Greg MacSweeney is editorial director of InformationWeek Financial Services, whose brands include Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, Advanced Trading, and Insurance & Technology. View Full Bio

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