The Weekend Cocktail: North Pole Cocktail

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gwen-headshot-110x110BY GWEN KENNEALLY

If Santa missed your house this year maybe he stopped by Badger Den in North Pole Alaska for their signature North Pole Cocktail! The drink gets its flavor from gin and Maraschino Liqueur. The liqueur’s distinctive flavor comes from the Marasca cherries, and the crushed cherry pits lend an almond-like flavor to Maraschino. Honey is also part of the ancient recipe and is available online at http://www.wallywine.com/p-11297-luxardo-maraschino-liqueur-750ml.aspx?affiliateid=10098. Then comes the frothiness from the egg whites! Hopefully Santa got the non-alcoholic version by omitting the gin and using grenadine instead of the Maraschino Liqueur. Double up on the lemon juice. Either way, enjoy the festivities of a long holiday weekend.

NorthPole200North Pole Cocktail Drink Recipe

2- ounces gin

1- ounce Maraschino Liqueur

1- ounce Lemon Juice

2 Egg Whites

3 ounces Whipping Cream (for Topping)

Directions

Shake all ingredients (except whipped cream) with ice and strain into two cocktail glasses. Top with whipped cream and serve.

Gwen Kenneally is the owner of Back to the Kitchen, Full Service Catering and Party Planning. Check out her website and blog www.Backtothekitchen.net and www.gwenkenneally.blogspot.com

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