One of my first and most famous cocktails was on the agenda Thursday night, all by happenstance. This cocktail was originally invented two years ago for the Christmas holidays and made its debut at the NID Christmas cocktail party. Andrea, in particular, enjoyed this cocktail so much that we had to change the name from the Sleigh Ride to the Sleigh Wreck. According to Andrea, “Too many of these and you’ll be dancing like an elf with a tablecloth on your head! hahahaha Wrecked me for the whole next day!!!”
So Thursday I stopped by the Klavier for a quick cocktail and Chris Peters, the owner, was there. She offered up a Sleigh Wreck to celebrate it hitting the menu there. Woo hoo, the big time now, on a lounge menu! Later that night I was at Ivee’s for my usual Beat Stan at Trivia night and again was offered a Sleigh Wreck by Davey. Twice in one night!
So, with out further adieu, The Sleigh Wreck:
- 1-1/2 oz Plymouth gin
- 1/2 oz Chambord
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 2 oz cranberry juice
Combine the ingredients in a shaker and shake, shake, shake to mix and chill. Strain into a large cocktail glass (I use my 6 oz glass) and garnish with 3-4 fresh cranberries.
This is a sure fire winner with a slight rasberry flavor from the Chambord. Not too sweet, and not too boozy, too many of these and you’ll be wrecking your sleigh, so be careful!