ADVENT CALENDAR: THE NORTH POLE

Merry Christmas! It's the last day of of the cocktail advent calendar. I created "The North Pole." This fizz variant seemed the best way to replicate the North Pole and be a worthwhile party drink for Santa to celebrate with after a long night of delivering presents.


For the drink:

-1 1/2 oz aged rum (Don Q Añejo)

-1/2 oz triple sec (Cointreau)

-1 oz egg white

-3/4 oz spiced simple syrup

-1 1/2 oz heavy cream

-seltzer water to top off


Garnish:

1/2 cup white chocolate chips (Ghirardelli)

Red food dye


Glassware:

Tom Collins Glass


-Melt the white chocolate using either a double boiler or the microwave.

-Add the red food coloring and stir until you get the desired color.

-With a paint brush, start at the base of the glass and brush the white chocolate up the glass while twisting it for the North Pole effect.

-Place the glass in the freezer while you make the drink.

-Add the rum, triple sec, egg white and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker without ice and shake for about a minute.

-Add the heavy cream and ice until about three-quarters full and shake for 20 seconds.

-Pour into your chilled glass through a Hawthorne and fine mesh strainer.

-Allow to settle for about two minutes. You'll see the drink settle and the foam rise.

-Top with cold seltzer until your foam is above the rim.

-MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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