You know what is probably 100% inaccurate? The media’s portrayal of the North Pole. It’s a straight-up lie. Of course the elves are hammering and screwing away in the workshop 24/7 (not like that though). Santa’s endlessly scrolling through the Nice/Naughty list on his iPad 27, because he who controls the toys, controls the tech. And Mrs. Claus keeps busy managing her multi-million dollar baking/blogging empire.
Then there are the reindeer—I picture all nine of them hanging out after flying practice at the local bar every Friday. While Donner, Blitzen, and the rest of them are content with a beer or two, Rudolph always goes for a cocktail because he’s the classy one; he doesn’t play those reindeer games.
He’s even got his own original cocktail drink, which we’ve graciously shared below. It has a bit of Campari and Rose to give the drink a deep red color, and a generous amount of Stoli to get that nose even redder. After a few sips, you’ll have your own very shiny nose too.
Photo by Marc Kharrat
The Red Nosed Cocktail
1.5 oz Stoli Vanil
3/4 oz Campari
1/2 oz Giffard Pamplemousse Rose
1) Stir and serve in coupe glass. Float mint sprig.
Created in partnership with Stoli Premium Vodka