Intoxicating Cocktails: Day 9

A seasonal favorite, Santa’s Helper has entered building for the third year in a row.  That’s noteworthy.  The only other seasonal cocktail worthy of that honor is the Peppermint Martini (still to come).

I don’t know what it is about this cocktail that I love so very much.  I think it’s the amaretto.  Maybe the cherry.  Mmmm…or the vodka and cranberry juice.  Perhaps it’s simply the combination of all of the above.

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Santa’s Helper

1 oz vodka
1/2 oz amaretto
3 oz cranberry juice
marashino cherry

Pour the vodka, amaretto and cranberry juice into a shaker filled with ice.  Shake.  Drop a cherry (or three) into the bottom of a martini glass.  Pour the shaken liquor into the glass.  Enjoy while wrapping presents so you can live up to the name.

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