, Gloucester, MA

December 19, 2012

Santa’s Sleigh Cocktail: A drink to dash through snow for

A drink to dash through snow for

By Times Staff
Gloucester Daily Times

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Finding a good holiday drink recipe that everyone will enjoy is always a difficult task. A cocktail should never be too sweet, and a drink that is too strong has its own host of problems.

To strike a harmonious balance between the two, Bill Jacques of “What’s Your Pleasure” has come up with the Santa’s Sleigh Cocktail. Part dessert, part party, this cocktail is sure to spread a little cheer.

Simple to prepare, the only hardware this drink requires is a blender. Toss the egg nog, brandy, amaretto liqueur, nutmeg and ice cream into the blender and blend until thoroughly combined.

The egg nog and nutmeg bring those warm holiday flavors to the drink, while the brandy and amaretto do the rest.

For the designated driver for the evening, an alcohol-free version of the drink can be prepared by simply excluding the alcohol. Garnished with a cinnamon stick or candy cane, this drink is the perfect toast to the holidays.

Santa’s Sleigh Cocktail


1 tablespoon white sugar crystals

2 cups egg nog

1/2 cup brandy

1/2 cup Amaretto liqueur

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 scoops peppermint ice cream

4 cinnamon sticks or candy canes


1. Dampen the rims of the martini glasses and line them with sugar.

2. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a blender and blend until combined.

3. Pour into glasses and garnish with cinnamon stick or candy canes.


Recipe courtesy of Bill Jacques, 2012.