OK, so this might be a week or so late, but some of us are still in the Christmas spirit, right? Well, if you're not, maybe you can check out this drink and get back in the Christmas spirit! Or maybe as a way to toast the holiday season goodbye until next time.
It's called the Santa Claus Metropolitan, and I got it from Dale Degroff's excellent web site. He's known as "King Cocktail," and it's easy to see why. He's got a lot of drinks there that I've never even heard of before, in addition to all the classics and twists on classics.
Read on for the recipe:
Santa Claus Metropolitan (by Cindy Renzi)
2 oz. Bacardi Spice Rum
1 oz. cranberry juice
1/4 oz. orange curacao
1/4 oz. pimento liqueur
Shake all ingredients together with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with orange slice.
Even though I'm not a big rum drinker, I'm going to check this out. As soon as I figure out what the heck "pimento liqueur" is.