Elf On The Shelf

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Discerning Drinkers (41 ratings)

Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Photographed in an

UB Nick and Nora Gold 6oz

Garnish:

Float small leaf from the top of a mint sprig

How to make:

STIR first 4 ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass. POUR half-a-bar spoon of grenadine into centre of cocktail which should sink to form a suitably red Christmasy base.

1 1/3 fl oz Patrón Silver blanco tequila
1/2 fl oz Fino sherry
1/2 fl oz Elderflower liqueur
1/4 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40% alc./vol.)
1/12 fl oz Grenadine/pomegranate syrup (2:1)
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Review:

Elf (elderflower liqueur), On (orange liqueur), The (tequila), Shelf (sherry) is for naughty elves to share while planning mischievous enactments.

Judicious elves take delicate sips so as not to disturb this cocktail's rich, fruity red base, while naughty elves sip, swirl, and even stir their cocktail to turn it sweet and pink. However, very naughty elves enrich their Elf On The Shelf cocktail with red crème liqueurs such as cassis, framboise or fraise in place of non-alcoholic grenadine. They're so naughty!

History:

Not a product of Santa's workshop, but created in November 2023 by yours truly. (In the process, this elf fell off the shelf!)

Dreaded by parents but loved by their children, what started as a children's picture book in 2005 has become a nightly drama enacted by parents worldwide from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. The book The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition was written by Carol Aebersold and her daughter Chanda Bell and illustrated by Coë Steinwart. Their Christmas-themed story revolves around elves who report to Santa which children are naughty and those who are nice during the lead-up to Christmas. Each night, parents dream up an elf-like act of mischief and then position an elf at the crime scene for their children to discover in the morning. However, children can't touch the elf, or it will lose its magic.

Nutrition:

One serving of Elf On The Shelf contains 151 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 25.69% alc./vol. (51.38° proof)
  • 20.6 grams of pure alcohol
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